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EU Internal Market Committee proposed a series of measures to strengthen consumer protection

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The FINANCIAL — In a resolution on sustainable Single Market approved by 20 (2 voted against, 23 abstained), MEPs call on the Commission to grant consumers a “right to repair” by making repairs more appealing, systematic, and cost-efficient. They also ask the Commission to consider labelling products and services according to their durability (e.g. a usage meter and clear information on the estimated lifespan of a product). This would support second-hand goods markets and promote more sustainable production practices. To reduce electronic waste, MEPs insist again on a common charger system. To tackle planned obsolescence, restricting practices that intentionally shorten the lifetime of…

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EU Internal Market Committee proposed a series of measures to strengthen consumer protection

3 mins read

The FINANCIAL — In a resolution on sustainable Single Market approved by 20 (2 voted against, 23 abstained), MEPs call on the Commission to grant consumers a “right to repair” by making repairs more appealing, systematic, and cost-efficient. They also ask the Commission to consider labelling products and services according to their durability (e.g. a usage…