European Commission acts to stop marketing scams
Brussels, 14 March 2013 – Today, the European Commission outlined a series of actions to tackle aggressive commercial practices across the EU such as fake ‘free’ offers, ‘bait and switch’ advertising for products which cannot be supplied, and exhortation of children. Five years after it entered into force, the Commission reviewed the application of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive and announced plans to step up enforcement of the rules to increase citizens' trust when shopping in Europe’s internal market.
- Press release
- COM(2013) 139 final : Report on the application of Directive 2005/29/EC on Unfair Commercial Practices
- COM(2013) 138 final : Communication on the application of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive: Achieving a high level of consumer protection, Building trust in the internal Market
- Study on the application of Directive 2005/29/EC on Unfair Commercial Practices in the EU, Part 1 - Synthesis Report
- More on unfair commercial practices