This paper discusses the European Commission’s proposal for a directive regarding the modernization and better enforcement of European consumer protection rules, and the relation between this proposal and the Commission’s recent Communication ‘A New Deal for Consumers’. In the second part of this paper I will discuss to what extent the proposal does justice to the outcomes of the fitness check carried out in 2017, which was intended to examine the extent to which the consumer acquis is still sufficiently equipped for the protection of consumers and allows traders to take advantage of the internal market.
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