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  • Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union :
    • Art. 12: "Consumer protection requirements shall be taken into account in defining and implementing other Union policies and activities."
    • Art. 114 (3): "The Commission, in its proposals envisaged in paragraph 1 concerning health, safety, environmental protection and consumer protection, will take as a base a high level of protection, taking account in particular of any new development based on scientific facts. Within their respective powers, the European Parliament and the Council will also seek to achieve this objective."
    • Art. 169 (1): "In order to promote the interests of consumers and to ensure a high level of consumer protection, the Union shall contribute to protecting the health, safety and economic interests of consumers, as well as to promoting their right to information, education and to organise themselves in order to safeguard their interests."


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