26/09/2014 - Today the Commission further strengthened the protection of consumers, in particular babies and young children. It adopted two measures restricting the use of three preservatives in cosmetic products. "We have shown once again that the safety of consumers is paramount in every decision we take. Preservatives in cosmetics serve a valuable function ensuring that the products we use on a daily basis are free from pathogens. We need however to ensure that the preservatives guarantee the maximum degree of protection. With these measures consumers can be reassured that their cosmetics are safe," said the European Commissioner for Consumer Policy, Neven Mimica
A total of 30,000 users downloaded the ECC-Net: Travel app throughout the summer of 2014, which ends today. This means 30,000 holidaymakers, their families and friends had a more enjoyable time abroad thanks to the tool, developed by the EU-funded European Consumer Centres (ECC) and aimed to help people travelling across Europe solve issues they face with service providers.
The new payment account rules which the European Union adopted earlier this year will make it easier for European consumers to choose a bank and open a basic bank account as of 2016. The changes give the right to a basic payment account to every EU citizen, irrespective of their place of residence or financial situation. The new rules also make sure people can easily understand and compare the fees for their account, and change their bank if they spot a better offer.