PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR SOCIAL DIALOGUE, CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES: Minister Helena Dalli formally presented with the official European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) priorities ahead of Malta’s EU 2017 Presidency

During a meeting with Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties Helena Dalli, the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) and its Maltese member the Consumers’ Association (G?aqda tal-Konsumaturi) presented the official BEUC priorities document for Malta’s upcoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

BEUC President Orjan Brinkman highlighted the European Consumer Organisation’s priorities including the review of the Consumer Protection Cooperation Regulation (CPC) and Contract Law wherein a number of recommendations were put forward on how Malta should proceed. BEUC recommended also a number of consumer related proposals including geo-blocking.

Discussions also focused on food safety and the Digital Single Market, with the consumer delegation declaring that the enforcement of consumer rights should be a top priority for the European Union.

Minister Helena Dalli invited BEUC members to attend and participate actively during the Consumer and Competition Day as panel members.

Benny Borg Bonello, President of the Consumers’ Association referred to market surveillance and remarked how the Maltese Association is calling upon government to improve market surveillance in Europe.

Source: Government of Malta.