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The ‘New Deal for Consumers’ – better consumer protection within the EU

On 11 April 2018, the European Commission adopted the New Deal for Consumers – a package composed of two proposals for Directives and a Communication.The proposed Directives concern: (i) representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers, and the repeal of the Injunctions Directive; and (ii) amendments to the Unfair Contract Terms Directive, Price Indications Directive, Unfair Commercial Practices Directive and the Consumer Rights Directive.Whilst the first proposal is aimed at improving the tools to stop illegal practices and facilitate redress for consumers, the second is aimed at improving enforcement and modernising EU consumer legislation in light…
Annalies Muscat
17th April 2018
Corporate & Commercial

The ‘New Deal for Consumers’ – better consumer protection within the EU

On 11 April 2018, the European Commission adopted the New Deal for Consumers – a package composed of two proposals for Directives and a Communication.The proposed Directives concern: (i) representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers, and the repeal of the Injunctions Directive; and (ii) amendments to the Unfair Contract Terms Directive, Price Indications Directive, Unfair Commercial Practices Directive and the Consumer Rights Directive.Whilst the first proposal is aimed at improving the tools to stop illegal practices and facilitate redress for consumers, the second is aimed at improving enforcement and modernising EU consumer legislation in light…
Annalies Muscat
17th April 2018
Corporate & Commercial

The ‘New Deal for Consumers’ – better consumer protection within the EU

On 11 April 2018, the European Commission adopted the New Deal for Consumers – a package composed of two proposals for Directives and a Communication.The proposed Directives concern: (i) representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers, and the repeal of the Injunctions Directive; and (ii) amendments to the Unfair Contract Terms Directive, Price Indications Directive, Unfair Commercial Practices Directive and the Consumer Rights Directive.Whilst the first proposal is aimed at improving the tools to stop illegal practices and facilitate redress for consumers, the second is aimed at improving enforcement and modernising EU consumer legislation in light…
Annalies Muscat
17th April 2018
Corporate & Commercial

Malta Launches Formal Bid to Host European Medicines Agency (EMA) Post Brexit

​Following Brexit, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be forced to relocate its headquarters out of London. Several EU Member States have already expressed an interest in hosting the EMA. Recently, Malta has also stepped forward and formally launched its bid to take on this role. The bid is being led by the Malta Medicines Authority and the launch thereof was formally announced on 20th March 2017 at an event held at the Grand Master's Palace in Valletta, Malta.Addressing the press conference, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties Helena Dalli, augured that "Malta's safe and social environment…
David Tonna
27th March 2017