Added by: Saida Saguir (BEUC - The European Consumer Organisation)
Over the past four years, more than 20 training courses have been held under the Consumer Champion programme. This means 389 people working on consumer protection trained in 9 countries mainly from Central Eastern and South Eastern European countries.
Added by: Ivo Tarantino (Altroconsumo)
Last week, a pharmaceutical company was accused of intentionally inflating the price of one of its medicines by 2,000%. Does this kind of news seem like déjà vu? Most probably, because escalating medicine prices are getting more and more coverage.
Added by: Marijana Lonchar Velkova (Consumers Organisation of Macedonia)
ConWeb is a network of national consumer organizations that will help raise the voice of over 50 million consumers in South East Europe.
Added by: Consumers International (Consumers International )
Planned obsolescence has hit the headlines again, with a French lawsuit against Apple for slowing down phones and 17 US states pushing for new legislation allowing people to fix their own products. But what is the impact of this on consumers and what should be done about it?
Added by: Anna Glayzer (Consumers International )
What impact will big tech companies’ moves into grocery retail have on the food chain? Consumers International’s Director General Amanda Long joined a discussion on the BBC World Service’s Food Chain programme to discuss the impact of companies like Alibaba and Amazon on how we shop for food, what we eat and also on privacy, pricing and competition. In this blog, Consumers International’s Advocacy Manager Anna Glayzer explores the key issues that were covered.
Added by: Johannes Kleis (BEUC - The European Consumer Organisation)
Last week, the 164 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) convened in Buenos Aires for their biannual ministerial conference. Although expectations before the conference were low, they were undercut by the actual outcomes.