On 1-2 March 2007, the German Council Presidency hosted a conference in Stuttgart on the Common Frame of Reference and the Review of the Consumer Acquis, co-financed by the European Commission, namely the Directorate General for Health and Consumer Protection (DG SANCO).
The event was the third conference in a series of European Discussion Fora. The conference was opened by the German Federal Minister of Justice, Mrs Brigitte Zypries and the European Commissioner for Consumer Protection, Mrs Meglena Kuneva. About 250 participants attended the conference: stakeholder experts from the CFR-net, Member States experts, government officials, representatives from businesses and consumer platforms as well as Members of the European Parliament.
- German Federal Minister of Justice Brigitte Zypries – Opening Speech
- Commissioner for Consumer Protection Meglena Kuneva – Opening Speech
- President of the German Federal Supreme Court of Justice and former judge at the European Court of Justice Günter Hirsch – Speech on the judiciary's expectations of the Common Frame of Reference
- Minister of Justice of Baden-Württemberg Ulrich Goll – Welcoming Address