Brussels, 14 January 2014
Statement by Neven Mimica, Commissioner for Consumer Policy, on the adoption of consumer programme
"I very much welcome the adoption by the European Parliament of the Consumer programme.
It is a small programme but an important programme for each and every European.
For just 5 cents a year for every European (just over €25 million a year) we have a programme that helps consumers in their daily life - to know and enforce their rights, get better deals and be protected from unsafe products.
In all of these areas the added value of even a small action at European level will have a large impact for consumers across the European Union. It will help consumers be confident that they are getting full value from every euro they spend and this consumer confidence is an important element in helping Europe move beyond the economic crisis."