The Challenges of EC Consumer Law

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dc.contributor.author PONCIBO', Cristina
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-27T10:53:56Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-27T10:53:56Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.issn 1830-1541
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/7359
dc.description.abstract Following the structure defined in the Review of the Consumer Acquis of 2004, the Commission adopted a Green Paper on 8 February 2007 and launched a consultation on some key issues on the future developments of EC consumer law. The Review of the Consumer Acquis (i.e. eight consumer directives) should, accordingly, focus on the level of harmonization of the Consumer Acquis and the relevant instruments. There seems to be a trend the Commission towards the need to shift from minimum to maximum harmonization, and the adoption of a horizontal instrument containing a set of “Principles” of European Consumer Contract Law. In this working paper I briefly discuss some ideas on the governance of EC Consumer Law, i.e. how responsibility for consumer protection is shared between the European Union and its member states, the actors involved in the field (particularly the national courts) and the (formal and informal) instruments of consumer protection. These questions are intimately interlinked, and the answers are of deep significance as they will map the future of European consumer protection policy. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher European University Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI MWP en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2007/24 en
dc.subject European Consumer Law en
dc.subject European Contract Law en
dc.subject Harmonisation en
dc.subject Private Governance en
dc.title The Challenges of EC Consumer Law en
dc.type Working Paper en
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