Strengthen product security, higher supervise loans to consumption… The shoppers’ affiliation
UFC-What to Choose asks Emmanuel Macron to benefit from the French presidency of the Council of
European Union to permit “more responsible and sustainable consumption” on the continent. The French place “makes it possible to influence the European agenda and to facilitate negotiations between member states to obtain agreements”, notes the affiliation in a press launch revealed on Thursday morning.
She subsequently asks Emmanuel Macron to take up “consumer policy”, particularly by revising “the regulations on general product safety” to adapt it to the event of on-line commerce and “to the appearance of new intermediaries” that modify the functioning of the market.
#PFUE L’@UFCquichoisir recommends that the French presidency advance the most important consumerist points and reminds @EmmanuelMacron that the “World after” can solely see the sunshine of day with the assistance of #consumers#European Union #UE #consumptionresponsible
– UFC-Que Choisir (@UFCquechoisir) January 6, 2022
“Commit to more sustainable production methods”
The UFC-Que Choisir additionally calls for the updating of the directive on shopper credit score, to keep in mind “the surge of mini-credits on the Internet or long-term rentals, the drifts of which” outcome from “a distressing permissiveness of European legislation ”according to the association. France must “decide to extra sustainable modes of manufacturing and consumption,” argues the UFC-Que Choisir.
As a part of the energy-climate bundle, the affiliation is asking for, for instance, the introduction of “an obligation of result for professionals in terms of the performance of energy renovation work in housing”. Finally, it calls for “fairer energy taxation, in the service of the energy transition”. Emmanuel Macron welcomed the members of the European Commission to Paris on Thursday night to launch the French presidency of the Council of the European Union and advance his priorities.