18/07/2014 - Following a large number of complaints in EU countries concerning in-app purchases in online games and in particular inadvertent purchases by children, national authorities joined forces with the European Commission to find solutions. The coordinated enforcement action in the EU on in-app purchases in online and mobile games has made real progress in delivering tangible results. Industry has made a number of engagements which seek to address consumer concerns. The action will increase consumer confidence in the fast-growing "app" sector.
Commissioner Mimica visited Munich on 21 July 2014 to discuss with the Wirtschaftsbeirat Bayern on the perspectives of European consumer policy, to attend the launch of a book by Dr Ivan Šimek on Germany's contribution to Croatia's independence and to meet with Minister Marcel Huber, Bavarian Minister for Environment and Consumer Protection.
Commissioner Mimica attended the Croatia Forum that took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 10-12 July. The theme of this 9th Croatia Forum was 'The EU Integration of the Western Balkans – State of Play'. Commissioner Mimica gave a key note speech, and took part in a round table session on the state of play.
On 8 July 2014 Commissioner Neven Mimica participated at the Breakfast Policy Briefing organised by the European Policy Centre and the Coalition for Health, Ethics and Society (CHES), where he presented views on a new EU regulatory framework for medical devices.