Cooperation on Consumer Protection (Regulation)
The Commission wants to improve cooperation between national consumer protection authorities in combating cross-border infringements of EU consumer protection laws. In cep's view, however, burdensome duties of cooperation should only apply to infringements which could noticeably damage the internal market.
The expansion of official cooperation and powers in the case of cross-border infringements of the law, in cep's view, improves consumer protection and strengthens the internal market. Coordinated procedures led by the Commission may also relieve national authorities. There should, however, be opt-out rules which allow national authorities to take effective measures for their sovereign territory where a coordinated procedure involves unreasonable delay.