Putting the consumer first
European consumer policy is a partnership between the EU, its member countries and its citizens. It is based on two key principles identified in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union: a complete range of actions should be taken at EU level to protect the health, safety and economic interests of consumers and promote their right to information and education; consumer protection requirements must be taken into account in defining and implementing other EU policies and activities. This publication is a part of a series that explains what the EU does in different policy areas, why... the EU is involved and what the results are.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Communication (European Commission) Themes: Consumers' health, Fundamental rights, Activities of the European Union
- Subject: consumer, consumer information, consumer policy, consumer protection, European Union, public awareness campaign, public health
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