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24.000 consumers used new European platform in first year

While there are strong rules in place in the EU to protect consumers, in practice consumers sometimes encounter problems getting redress when their rights are violated, particularly cross border.

Car rental companies improve treatment of consumers

Did you ever book a car online and find out you had to pay more when you get to the rental desk? Last year, this was the case of 2,000 consumers in Europe, who reported these issues to the European Consumer Centres, which help consumers when they travel or buy cross border. Following a strong increase of the number of complaints on car rental issues, the European Commission and national consumer authorities engaged with the five leading car rental companies to address these issues.

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ECC-Net and CPC-Net cooperation

Polish consumer has ordered from British trader the carriage of personal belongings from Poland to Great Britain. The service cost 300 euro. However it turned out that the trader has  charged the consumer of 265 euro extra as a punishment for the carriage of alcohol. ECC Poland jointly with ECC UK stated that such a record in contract is an illegal clause.

“Storm of customers”

A Polish seller was trying to expend his business so created Czech version of his online store. A Czech consumer purchased from him few dresses. Unfortunately they did not meet her expectations. Therefore, she decided to withdrew from the contract and send them back. But the dresses have returned to her. The Consumer tried to contact the online shop but then it turned out that its website was suspended.

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