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2014

21-07-2014Commissioner Neven Mimica's speech on Consumer Policy Wirtschaftsbeirat Bayern, Munich - Perspectives of the European Consumer Policy
10-07-2014Commissioner Neven Mimica's opening speech at "The EU integration of the Western Balkans", Dubrovnik
08-07-2014Commissioner Neven Mimica's speech at the EPC Breakfast Policy Briefing:"A new EU regulatory framework for medical devices ensuring safety and innovation"
07-07-2014Commissioner Neven Mimica's speech at the conference "EU Cooperation for enforcement of consumer legislation", Rome
26-06-2014Commissioner Neven Mimica's Opening speech at the EU-China Consumer Protection seminar, Beijing
12-06-2014Commissioner Mimica addresses Cosmetics Europe's General Assembly
04-06-2014Commissioner Mimica addresses AESPG (Association of the European Self-Medication Industry) Annual Meeting
02-04-2014Commissioner Mimica addresses the seminar on better deals for energy consumers
02-04-2014Consumer Protection Policy and the Limits of Regulation
01-04-2014Commissioner Mimica addresses the EU Consumer Summit 2014
24-03-2014Meeting with Consumer Ombudsmen from Małopolska, Świętokrzyskie and Podkarpackie Regions
21-03-2014Commissioner's official visit in Vienna
17-03-2014Commissioner Mimica addresses "Getting Consumers Digital" conference in Athens
14-03-2014Commissioner Mimica addresses "Consumer Protection and Social Inclusion in Times of Crisis" EESC conference in Thessaloniki
18-02-2014European Consumer Centres networking event
10-02-2014Commissioner Mimica participates at the Horizon 2020 National Launch Conference in Zagreb, Croatia
10-01-2014Commissioner Mimica participates in the Consumer Credit Campaign in Cyprus

2013

16-12-2013Commissioner Mimica addresses the Citizens' Energy Forum (London)
28-11-2013Commissioner Mimica addresses the Belgian-German Club and KAS (Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung) with Commissioner Hahn
27-11-2013Commissioner Mimica addresses the CEOC International Safety Seminar
15-11-2013Commissioner Mimica addresses the BEUC General Assembly
29-10-2013Commissioner Mimica addresses the TransAtlantic Consumer Dialogue Annual Summit
22-10-2013European Parliament Plenary: Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices.
17-10-2013Launch of the consumer credit information campaign in Spain
16-10-201350th anniversary reception of UGAL (Union of Groups of Independent Retailers of Europe)
15-10-2013ConsuMeeting 2013, Consumer Forum (Rome)
11-10-2013Plenary session of the European MedTech Forum 2013
25-09-2013AmCham EU reception to welcome Croatia to the European Union
24-09-2013Screening of documentary film "Crooks" organised by MEP Olga Sehnalova
04-09-2013Brüsseler mittwochsgesellschaft - "EU Consumer protection: retail in the single market at the service of consumers"
10-07-2013´Croatia – Baden-Wuerttemberg´ reception
01-07-20131993-2013 Europe for consumers – is it about you?
04-06-2013 Opening statement from the hearing of Neven Mimica, Member designate of the European Commission, at the European Parliament
31-05-2013Commissioner Borg delivers speech at the launch of the Consumer Credit Information Campaign in Malta
24-05-2013Commissioner Borg delivers a speech on stronger enforcement of consumer protection rules across the European Union
24-05-2013Commissioner Borg delivers his opening address at the launch of the EU consumer credit information campaign
23-05-2013Commissioner Borg delivers a speech on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Online Dispute Resolution
23-05-2013Commissioner Borg delivers a speech on inspiring consumers
16-05-2013Commissioner Borg addresses BEUC – The European Consumers' Organisation - on the occasion of its General Assembly
24-04-2013The Consumer Agenda reflects our fundamental objective which is to put consumers at the very heart of the Single Market – Tonio Borg
18-03-2013"Consumers are required to make ever more complex choices" warns Commissioner Borg
14-03-2013"500 million European consumers represent one of the most important markets in the world" – Commissioner Borg addresses the opening ceremony for European Consumer Day
19-02-2013Commissioner Borg delivers a speech at the European Consumer Centres (ECC) Networking Event
29-01-2013´Energy consumption is not optional. Energy must therefore be affordable to European citizens to meet their basic needs.´– Commissioner Borg addresses the 2013 Annual Conference of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER)

2012

29-06-2012The Trilateral EU-US-China Consumer Product Safety Summit
29-05-2012The European Consumer Summit
22-05-2012The new European Consumer Agenda
08-05-2012Rapex report 2011
28-03-2012Regulatory challenges and solutions for responsible advertising at the conference
08-03-2012Consumers' role in achieving economic growth and the digital agenda
09-02-2012Strengthening consumer confidence: the foundation for growth - Consumer agenda
07-02-2012Financial advice provided by non-profit entities to consumers

2011

22-11-2011Commissioner Dalli delivers speech on Bringing the benefits from ecommerce to consumers - Brussels
22-11-2011Commissioner Dalli delivers speech on Consumer Policy: What impact on consumer and business stakeholders? - Brussels
21-11-2011Commissioner Dalli delivers speech at the IOI Workshop on "The defence of rights and good practices in private management of public services: The role of the Ombudsman" - Barcelona
08-11-2011Commissioner Dalli delivers speech at a lunch debate with the European Brands Association
04-10-2011Commissioner Dalli delivers speech at the closing session of the Single Market Forum
08-09-2011Commissioner Dalli delivers speech at the 21st Economic Forum, Poland
21-06-2011Commissioner Dalli delivers speech on Key Food Policy Challenges in the Trans-Atlantic Context
16-06-2011Symposium - 20th Anniversary of PROSAFE Commissioner Dalli delivers Keynote Speech to PROSAFE General Assembly
26-05-2011Commissioner Dalli addresses the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) Committee at the European Parliament
18-05-2011Commissioner Dalli delivers speech on German Länder Ministerial Conference on EU Consumer Protection Policies
12-04-2011Paola Testori Coggi: Financial Services Users Group
16-03-2011Commissioner Dalli delivers speech at a summit on Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Internal Market and Consumers
11-03-2011Commissioner Dalli addresses The European Consumers' Organisation (BEUC) on the publication and findings of the 5th European Consumer Scoreboard
23-02-2011Commissioner Dalli delivers speech at a meeting of the Consumer Protection Co-Operation Committee
08-02-2011Commissioner Dalli delivers speech on 'European Citizens at the Heart of the Single Market'
27-01-2011Commissioner Dalli delivers speech on "What are the opportunities – and limitations – of consumer empowerment?"
26-01-2011Paola Testori Coggi: 2nd International Conference on Risk assessment

2010

01-12-2010Commissioner Dalli delivers speech at the High-Level Roundtable "The Draft Directive on Patients' Rights in Cross-Border Healthcare: Moving Forward on Health Inequalities, Patients Rights, Quality and Safety"
22-11-2010John Dalli: Opening address - Behavioural Economics conference
19-11-2010A video message by Commissioner Dalli on "Financial Literacy and Dolceta"
15-11-2010Commissioner Dalli delivers speech on "Group action: A necessity for consumers"
26-10-2010Commissioner Dalli delivers speech at the Conference entitled "How best to ensure safe purchases for consumers – The EU experience"
13-10-2010Video message by Commissioner Dalli to the Citizen's Energy Forum
12-10-2010Commissioner Dalli delivers speech on "The future of European Consumer Centres"
22-09-2010A video message by Commissioner Dalli on the occasion of 'European Consumer Protection Enforcement Day
16-09-2010John Dalli: Sweeps Press conference
28-05-2010Commissioner Dalli delivers speech at the Dolceta Conference on Financial Literacy
27-05-2010John Dalli: How can we use consumer complaints to improve consumers' lives?
10-05-2010John Dalli: Can science and innovation build a more sustainable food chain?
06-05-2010John Dalli: Putting citizens at the center of EU Health Policy
30-04-2010Commissioner Dalli delivers speech at the PROSAFE General Assembly
28-04-2010Commissioner Dalli addresses the European Parliament's IMCO Committee
27-04-2010John Dalli: Keynote speech at the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) Conference in Washington
13-04-2010Commissioner Dalli delivers speech on "How will smart grids change the face of Europe's electricity distribution and consumption?"
18-03-2010 John Dalli Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health and Consumer Policy European Consumer Summit, "Services: Access, Choice, Fairness" Keynote Speech at the European Consumer Summit 2010 Brussels, 18 March 2010
15-03-2010John Dalli Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health and Consumer Policy Enforcement of Consumer Rights European Economic and Social Committee, European Consumer Day - Madrid Madrid, Spain, 15 March 2010

2009

26-11-2009Meglena Kuneva European Consumer Commissioner "Revision of the Package Travel Directive" Press conference speaking points Brussels, 26 November 2009
17-11-2009 Meglena Kuneva European Consumer Commissioner "Ringtone sweep wrap up" Press conference speaking points Brussels, 17 November 2009
16-11-2009Bringing Everybody on Board – Recommendations for a Consumer Policy on Affordability
12-11-2009Meglena Kuneva European Consumer Commissioner: "Consumer Privacy and Online Market" . BEUC Multi-Stakeholder Forum “Consumer Privacy and Online Marketing: Market Trends and Policy Perspectives”
05-11-2009Meglena Kuneva EU Consumer Commissioner "A Blueprint for Consumer Policy in Europe: Making Markets Work with and for People" Lisbon Council Event Brussels, 5 November 2009
22-10-2009Meglena Kuneva European Consumer Commissioner "Cross-border eCommerce in Europe" Press conference speaking points Brussels, 22 October 2009
28-09-2009Meglena Kuneva European Consumer Commissioner "Personal music players – preventing hearing damage" Press Conference Speaking Points Brussels, 28 September 2009
28-09-2009Exchange of views with Internal Market and Consumer Protection (MCO) Committee of the EP
22-09-2009Meglena Kuneva European Consumer Commissioner "Restoring Consumer Trust in Retail Financial Services" ESBG Conference "Retail Banking in Europe – the way forward, lessons from the crisis and priorities for the future" Brussels, 22 September 2009
09-09-2009Meglena Kuneva European Consumer Commissioner "Results of EU investigation into websites selling electronic goods online" Press conference speaking points Brussels, 9 September 2009
03-09-2009Speech at the hearing on responsible lending and borrowing
29-06-2009Meglena Kuneva European Consumer Commissioner "The Enforcement of the Consumer Acquis" European Policy Centre Sixty Minute Briefing on Consumer Policy
16-06-2009Consumer empowerment and responsible consumer behaviour
14-05-2009Meglena Kuneva, European Consumer Commissioner - "Airline sweep wrap up"
27-04-2009Meglena Kuneva: Restoring Consumer Trust in Retail Financial Services, Brussels
20-04-2009Meglena Kuneva:Annual RAPEX Report 2008, Brussels
31-03-2009Meglena Kuneva:Roundtable on Online Data Collection, Targeting and Profiling, Brussels
13-03-2009Consumer Rights
05-03-2009Meglena Kuneva: Barriers to eCommerce in the EU, Presentation of new eCommerce Report, European Parliament
02-03-2009IMCO Committee hearing on Consumer Rights Directive
02-02-2009Meglena Kuneva: "Second Consumer Market Scoreboard"
27-01-2009Meglena Kuneva: Keynote Speech - Personal Music Players Stakeholders' Conference, Brussels

2008

05-12-2008Meglena Kuneva: Proposal for a Directive on Consumer Rights, French Presidency conference, Paris
28-11-2008Meglena Kuneva: Behavioural Economics Conference Opening speech, Brussels
28-11-2008Meglena Kuneva: Presentation of the Pharmaceutical inquiry, Brussels
27-11-2008Meglena Kuneva European Consumer Commissioner "Green Paper on Consumer Collective Redress" Press conference speaking points - Brussels, 27 November 2008
17-11-2008Meglena Kuneva: High level EU-China-US Trilateral Summit on Product Safety
17-11-2008Meglena Kuneva: Launch of product safety week, Brussels
04-11-2008Meglena Kuneva: "Changing food era - consumers and food"
22-10-2008Meglena Kuneva: "Timeshare Directive", EP Plenary Speaking Points - Strasbourg
17-10-2008Meglena Kuneva: "EU Action Plan for Sustainable Consumption and Production"
08-10-2008Meglena Kuneva: "Contract Rights Directive" - Press conference speaking points
11-09-2008Meglena Kuneva: Key issues for financial services industry in today's context,ECOFI Conference
17-07-2008Meglena Kuneva: Ringtone scams investigation
20-06-2008Meglena Kuneva: Key Challenges for Consumer Policy in the Digital Age
26-05-2008Meglena Kuneva: "Bulgaria - time for decisions, time for responsibilities"
22-05-2008Meglena Kuneva: Consumer and Competition Day: Focus on Energy, Ljubljana
20-05-2008The European Parliament's resolution on the consumer policy strategy
08-05-2008Meglena Kuneva:Airline Ticket Sweep Investigation, Press conference speaking points
17-04-2008Meglena Kuneva: Presentation of RAPEX Annual Report 2007 (Rapid Alert System for Dangerous Consumer Goods)
09-04-2008Meglena Kuneva: 'Toy safety: Today and into the Future' - Speech at the second Toy Industry European Summit
14-03-2008Meglena Kuneva: "CONSUMER DAY 2008 – A YEAR OF CHANGE" (ECOSOC) "10th European Consumer Day"
22-02-2008Meglena Kuneva: "Consumer and Competition Policies – Both for Welfare and Growth"
15-01-2008Meglena Kuneva: "Consumer Credit"

2007

26-11-2007Product safety in China - AQSIQ International High Level Food Safety Forum, Beijing
22-11-2007"Outcome of stocktaking review on consumer product safety"
14-11-2007"CONSUMER INVESTIGATION OF AIR TICKET WEBSITES"
10-11-2007Meglena Kuneva: Healthy markets need effective redress
02-10-2007"European consumer policy in the 21st century" Challenges and opportunities for the Transatlantic Agenda
20-09-2007Speaking points of Commissioner Kuneva following her meeting with Mr. Bryan Stockton, executive vice-president of Mattel International
12-09-2007Meglena Kuneva: "Governance of global product safety" in IMCO Committee, EP
31-05-2007 Commissioner Kuneva's speech in front of the General Assembly of ANEC
24-05-2007Member of the European Commission, responsible for Consumer Policy: "Consumer policy has come of age"
21-05-2007Commissioner Kuneva's video speech for the International Product Safety Conference, China (Beijing)
21-05-2007What are the roles of market surveillance, designers and importers in achieving a high level of safety in the global market place? - Robert Madelin, International Product Safety Conference, China (Beijing)

2005

05-12-20058th Annual Assembly of Consumer Associations
12-05-2005Consumers and Standardisation : The Decade Ahead
02-05-2005Labelling and its implications for consumers
18-04-2005Speech for the opening session of the 7th Annual Meeting of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD)

2004

22-11-2004Media European consumer protection works for the benefit of citizens. - David Byrne, European Consumer Consultative Group Meeting Brussels.
22-11-2004Principles of consumer protection in the EU. - Pavel Telicka, Ministerial European Consumer Consultative Group Meeting Brussels
09-11-2004Strong consumer organisations are instrumental for Europe. - David Byrne, 7th Annual Assembly of Consumer Associations Brussels
21-10-2004EU Consumer Policy : Making it work ! - David Byrne, Dutch Presidency Conference on EU Consumer Policy, Amsterdam
05-07-2004Consumers as economic agents in a competitive EU. - David Byrne, Consumers' Association Conference London
24-06-2004Product Safety in Europe: A Guide to corrective actions including recalls. - Robert Madelin, IPC, Brussels.
21-06-2004Media Freedom versus Consumer Protection - How they can be reconciled. - David Byrne, Media Forum North-Rhine Westphalia Cologne.
03-06-2004" The Importance of Consumer Participation In Standardisation. - Robert Madelin, ANEC General Assembly, Brussels.
03-06-2004The Importance of Consumer Participation In Standardisation. - Robert Madelin, ANEC General Assembly, Brussels
28-05-2004Developments in consumer policy. - David Byrne, General Assembly of the European Consumers' Organisation (BEUC) Brussels.
27-05-2004Irish Consumer Strategy Group. - David Byrne, Lunch with Irish Consumer Strategy Group - Speaking note - Dublin.
15-05-2004Consumer Confidence in the Online Marketplace Boosting Competitiveness. - David Byrne, European Consumer Day Conference, Dublin.
28-04-2004Conference of the European Parliament and the Commission on European Contract Law, 28 April 2004 (observations of the Danish delegation) - Lars Hjortnæs, Joint Conference of the European Parliament and the European Commission.
28-04-2004A Common Frame of Reference for a more coherent European Contract Law. - Robert Madelin, Joint Conference of the European Parliament and the European Commission.
28-04-2004Address by the German delegation. - Gerrit Stein, Joint Conference of the European Parliament and the European Commission.
28-04-2004Contribution to the Conference on European Contract Law. - Judith Fazekas, Joint Conference of the European Parliament and the European Commission.
28-04-2004Speech on Contract Law. - Sylweriusz Królak, Joint Conference of the European Parliament and the European Commission.
02-03-2004New regulatory models. - David Byrne, Conference on the e-Economy in Europe - European Parliament, Brussels.
02-02-2004Transatlantic food for thought. - David Byrne, Tansatlantic Consumer Dialogue 6th Annual Meeting Brussels

2003

21-11-2003Principles of Consumer Protection in the European Union. - David Byrne, Ministerial Meeting on Consumer Policy, Rome.
28-10-2003Advertising and Commercial Communication. - David Byrne, World Federation of Advertisers 50th Anniversary Congress, BrusselsWorld Federation of Advertisers 50th Anniversary Congress, Brussels.
28-10-2003Consumers in an Enlarged European Union - The Road Ahead. - David Byrne, Consumer General Assembly 2003, Brussels
19-09-2003Cyberspace and Consumer Confidence. - David Byrne, Annual Conference of the Kangaroo Group of MEP's, Brussels.
16-09-2003Payments & Confidence : How to boost security and fight risk. - David Byrne, Conference on "Security of non-cash means of payment".

2001

07-12-2001Enforcement. - Carina Tornblom, Hearing on the Green Paper on Consumer Protection
07-12-2001Enforcement. - Carina Tornblom, Public Hearing on the Green Paper on Consumer Protection.
07-12-2001Self regulation, non-binding guidance and stakeholder participation. - David Mair, Hearing on the Green Paper on Consumer Protection
07-12-2001Self regulation, non-binding guidance and stakeholder participation. - David Mair, Public Hearing on the Green Paper on Consumer Protection.
07-12-2001The Harmonization Options. - Giuseppe Abbamonte, Public Hearing on the Green Paper on Consumer Protection
07-12-2001The Need for Action - , Robert J. Coleman, Public Hearing on the Green Paper on Consumer Protection.
07-12-2001The harmonization options. - Giuseppe Abbamonte, Hearing on the Green Paper on Consumer Protection
07-12-2001The need for action. - Robert Coleman,
06-11-2001Consumers and the internet. - Robert J. Coleman, AIM Brand Forum 2001, Brussels.
18-10-2001The role of consumer associations in constructing the internal market. - Charles Picqué, Assembly of consumer associations, Brussels
18-10-2001Reflections and proposals concerning future European Consumer policy. - Guido Sacconi, Assembly of consumer associations, Brussels
18-10-2001Consumers in the internal market. - David Byrne, Assembly of consumer associations, Brussels
18-10-2001Consumers in the internal market. - David Byrne, Informal Council
18-10-2001Support for Consumer Organisations. - Chris Gethin, annual assembly for NGO Consumer Associations, Brussels.
17-10-2001"Consumer Policy and enlargement. - David Byrne, Seminar on Consumer Policy for Candidate Countries, Brussels
16-10-2001Opening of a European Consumer Centre for Belgium in Brussels and Launch of the pilot phase of the European Extra-Judicial Network (or ‘EEJ-Net’). - David Byrne, Brussel.
16-10-2001Speech on the occasion of the Opening of a European Consumer Centre for Belgium in Brussels. - David Byrne, Launch of the pilot phase of the European Extra-Judicial Network (EEJ-Net)Brussels
04-10-2001Consumer Protection - Past and future. - David Byrne, Belgian Presidency Conference "The consumer’s involvement in the Single Market", Brussels.
04-10-2001Consumer Protection - Past and future. - David Byrne, Belgian Presidency Conference "The consumer’s involvement in the Single Market", Brussels
18-06-2001Conference on Consumer policy, market economy and democracy. - Agne Pantelouri, Stockholm
26-04-2001Issues Paper, Swedish presidency seminar - Voice of the European consumer. - David Byrne, Informal Council
02-03-2001New regulatory models. - David Byrne, Conference on the e-Economy in Europe - European Parliament, Brussels

2000

19-12-2000Cyberspace and Consumer Confidence. - David Byrne,
24-11-2000Speech by Commissionner Byrne, Third Annual Assembly of Consumer Associations, Brussels
24-11-2000Speech by Hans-Eric Holmqvist, Third Annual Assembly of Consumer Associations, Brussels
23-11-2000Quality of Life – a priority for Europe. - Romano Prodi, Third Annual Assembly of Consumer Associations
22-11-2000The current status of the acquis communautaire in consumer protection. - Colin Wolfe, Third Seminar on Consumer Policy for Candidate Countries, Brussel
05-05-2000EEJ-NET- Towards a European Extra-Judicial Network for resolving consumer disputes. - David Byrne, Conference.
10-02-2000How governments can meet Consumer Concerns. - David Byrne, Trade Agenda Plenary Meeting of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue, Washington D.C.

1999

20-11-1999Speaking notes for commissioner Byrne’s meeting with the consumers committee. - David Byrne,
18-11-1999Speech by Pamela W.S. CHAN, President of Consumers International, 2nd Annual Assembly of NGO Consumer Associations - European Union, Governance and the Global Market: Challenges for Consumer Policy and Representation
18-11-1999Intervention, Pascal Lamy, Assembly of Consumer Associations in Europe, Conference
18-11-1999Speech by Commissioner David Byrne, Annual Assembly
18-11-1999Speech by Kimmo Sasi, Minister of Foreign Trade at the Assembly of Consumer Associations in Europe, Consumer issues during the Finnish Presidency
18-11-1999Speech by Rhoda H. Karpatkin, Consumer priorities at the WTO Ministerial conference

1998

13-11-1998Intervention de Mme Bonino, séance de clôture de l'Assemblée des associations de consommateurs en Europe, Bruxelles
12-11-1998Speech by Ken Collins MEP, Chair, EP's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection
12-11-1998Speech by Ministerialdirektor Ulrich Geisendörfer, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie, Versammlung der Europäischen Verbraucherverbände in Brüssel
12-11-1998Speech by Ann Davison, ECOSOC, Inaugural Consumer Assembly, Brussels
12-11-1998Speech by Dr. Franz Fischler, Versammlung der Europäischen Verbraucherverbände, Brüssel

 

    


   
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