Tourists/ Expatriates: the rules protecting holiday makers from, for
example, bankruptcy of their travel provider during their holiday will be
IP/09/1824). Additional ways to strengthen the rights of passengers in all
modes of transport and enforce the rights of air passengers will also be
proposed (eg in case of long delays and cancellations).
The right to consular protection for EU citizens whose home member state is
not represented in third countries will be further reinforced by strengthening
the legal framework and increasing awareness among citizens and consular
Consumers: the Commission will help consumers get redress if they
have problems with a trader, by facilitating the fast and inexpensive
out-of-court resolution of disputes across borders, through the promotion of
alternative dispute resolution and mediation.
Couples: legislation will be proposed to make it easier for
international couples to know which courts have jurisdiction and which
country's law applies to their jointly owned house or bank accounts.
Workers: a new system of electronic exchange of information between
national administrations is being developed so as to make it simpler and
quicker for people working in another EU country to transfer their social
Car owners: legislation will be forthcoming to simplify the paperwork
and formalities for the registration of cars bought in another EU country and
to address cases in which citizens are required to pay registration tax
your say ….
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projects, will is currently under review. The Commission is launching a public
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