The Council and the Parliament reached a provisional political agreement on the directive to empower consumers for the green transition.
On 19th September, the Council and the Parliament have reached a provisional political agreement on the directive to empower consumers for the green transition. The proposal aims at enhancing consumers’ rights by amending the unfair commercial practices directive (UCPD) and the consumer rights directive (CRD) and adapting them for the green transition.
This agreement maintains the main objectives of the directive but introduces some improvements, like the inclusion of unfair claims based on greenhouse emissions offsetting in the list of banned practices, stronger measures against early obsolescence, the clarification of traders’ liability in certain cases and the introduction of a harmonised format to increase the visibility of the voluntary commercial guarantee of durability, as well as improvements in the reminder on the legal guarantee of conformity.
Read more on the EU Council website: here