Proposal for a EC-Directive on Consumer Rights

Last week the European Commission presented a Proposal for a Directive on Consumer Rights COM (2008) 614/3 which shall merge 4 existing EU consumer directives into one set of rules.For the first time it intends to move away from the minimum harmonisation approach in the former Directives (cf recital no 2).According to Art 3 No 3, Art 30 to 39 concerning unfair contract terms, read in conjunction with Art 4 on full harmonisation, shall also apply to contracts which fall within the scope of the PTD 90/314/EEC.The proposal can be found here:

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