helping you shop with confidence in Europe's single market
My name is Marek. I am an economist from Poland and I have been working for the European Commission in Brussels since 2003.
Like many Europeans, I enjoy shopping for bargains.
And with the European Union now covering 25 countries there has never been more choice of places for consumers to look for them within the EU.
Are you confident your rights will be protected if you shop across borders, though?
Is it as safe to shop from a website in another EU country as it is to shop from your local supermarket?
My job is to help make sure that it is.
I work to ensure there is proper enforcement of consumer protection laws by EU countries.
Other colleagues of mine in the Directorate-General for Health and Consumer Protection work to improve and develop the EU's laws on protecting the interests of consumers.
In developing the EU's consumer policy we work closely with consumer organisations.
We also run consumer education and information projects and cooperate with international organisations.