Europeans deserve the best consumer protection in the world - local authorities' demands
At its October plenary session, the members of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) adopted an opinion on the New Consumer Agenda highlighting the importance of protecting consumer rights. Consumer protection must take into account the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, environmental changes, digital transformation, globalization and the emerging specific needs of vulnerable consumers. At the same time, the local and regional leaders emphasise the need to support SMEs in their digital and green transition without increasing administrative burdens. European funding is essential to ensure this transformation.