Consumer organisations call on EU and US leaders to waive patents on vaccines

On the occasion of today’s EU-US summit, EU and US consumer organisations unite to call upon EU and US leaders to waive patents on coronavirus vaccines. Lives and our economies depend on it. Read the full article here.

EU Digital COVID Certificate: we will be able to travel again

The European Parliament signed off the deal agreed with national governments on the EU Digital COVID Certificate previously known as the Digital Green Certificate. Will Member States live up to the commitment they made to ensure the Certificate makes cross-border travel easier and that it doesn’t discriminate against the non vaccinated? Euroconsumers and its member organisations will keep on making sure of it. Read the article here.

Euroconsumers takes part in the EU Green Week

Euroconsumers took part in the European Commission’s debate on ‘Walking tall and treading light - creating sustainable lifestyles with the environmental footprint tool’ on June the 3rd for the EU Green Week. Read the full article here.

Euroconsumers will fight for the right of consumers to repair their devices

When consumers buy a new smartphone, computer, or other electronic device, they do not always think about whether it can be repaired in case of trouble. However, many electronic manufacturers do think about this, and have taken all the necessary steps to ensure that consumers will need to rebuy their product soon enough. Read our article here.

Webinar - For a fair and effective Digital Green Certificate

A conversation between Juan Fernando López Aguilar MEP, consumer organisations, and civil society. Learn more about the event here.

Printergate: HP must compensate printer owners for unlawfully practices

Euroconsumers and its members are asking HP Inc. to pay damages to consumers for the failed compatibility of its printers with third-party cartridges. HP must immediately stop this misleading, detrimental, and anticompetitive practice. Read the article here.

Euroconsumers

Gathering five national consumer organisations and giving voice to a total of more than 1.5 million people, Euroconsumers is the world’s leading consumer cluster in terms of innovative information, personalized services and defense of consumer’s rights. Our organisations work closely together and with BEUC, The European Consumer Organisation, and Consumers International to ensure consumers are safe, that markets are fair and benefit from honest relations with businesses and authorities.

 

Our tests of products and services and market dossiers, as well as qualified positioning statements and advocacy are widely respected by the different market players and regulators alike, also serving as models for consumers organizations worldwide.