Values and rights in Europe: Von der Leyen’s tasks for the new EU Commission – Part 5 (cepAdhoc)


A further cepAdhoc assesses the main tasks which future EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will be entrusting to the future Commission Vice-President Jourová and Justice Commissioner Reynards, in the areas of rule of law, fundamental rights, consumer protection and European Parliament elections.


In cep's view, the main challenges to be dealt with in these areas include improving the lead candidate system, negotiating on transnational electoral lists and strengthening consumer protection. Strengthening both the legal position of consumers and the liability principle is the right approach for future consumer protection in the EU.