Reference : The Commission Defends the European Consumer
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The Commission Defends the European Consumer
Howarth, David mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
Journal of Common Market Studies
Blackwell Publishing
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[en] European Commission ; Consumer rights ; European Single Market
[en] The heightened emphasis on consumer interests reflects the deliberate aim of increasing EU citizen (as consumer) interest in and support for the single market. The Commission’s turn to the consumer can be seen as an effort to legitimise market integration in the face of powerful forces, both governments and economic interests, that have hindered progress and succeeded in watering down recent pieces of single market legislation, including the Services Directive adopted in 2006 (see Howarth, 2007). This article outlines some of the main developments in the single market and competition policy areas and draws out the consumerist focus in Commission policy documents, decisions and discourse on these developments.
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