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Dispatches from the Euroconsumers International Forum
The 2021 Euroconsumers International Forum took place on the 2nd December, bringing together a wide collection of stakeholders such as high-level EU policy makers, business leaders, academics, consumer organisations, and much more, to create dialogue on the hot button issues of today, and tomorrow. Read some of the highlights here.
Built to last and last
If products break down too soon because of premature obsolescence, consumers face two choices: repair it or throw it away. But new international and European policy developments are aiming to change this
Can the upcoming Data Act make data empowerment a reality for consumers?
New initiatives from the European Commission show its ambition for utilizing data to create a flourishing data economy - but is enough being done to let consumers play their role as crucial catalysts in the new data revolution?
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Dieselgate: the long and winding road to consumer compensation
Six years after the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal broke, Euroconsumers is still fighting for consumer compensation across Europe. Find out our progress, our many actions, and how the global scandal has impacted on collective redress in the EU.
HARP project helps consumers understand home energy retrofits
Energy prices are hitting new heights across the EU, but most consumers are still relying on old and inefficient home energy systems with a high financial and carbon impact. OCU and Deco are part of the multistakeholder HARP project that is testing simple new ways to build consumer understanding of the problem and help them choose new efficient home solutions.
Destruction of brand-new consumer goods harms circular economy goals
COP26 has focused everyone's mind on the need to speed up action on carbon reduction, waste and pollution to protect our planet. So the practice of companies deliberately destroying unsold or returned goods in perfect condition understandably causes alarm. Stronger rules are needed to stop the deliberate destruction of unsold products.