In April 2018, the European Commission proposed a review of the framework for consumer rights in the EU to better protect EU consumers and strengthen enforcement of consumer protection rules. Legislation will gradually be adopted at EU level. The core elements of the revision are Directive (EU) 2019/2161 on better enforcement and modernisation of consumer protection rules ("Consumer Protection Enforcement Directive") and the Directive on representative actions for the protection of consumers' collective interests ("Directive on representative actions").
In part 1 of our Client Alert we summarise the main aspects of the Consumer Protection Enforcement Directive, which entered into force on 7 January 2020 and must be transposed into national law by 28 November 2021. In part 2 of our Client Alerts we present the Commission's proposal for the Consumer Protection Enforcement Directive, on which the EU Parliament, the Council of the European Union and some national legislators have so far expressed their views.
The client alert is available only in German.