(content provided by EuroCommerce) In the Visser case, the Advocate-General has stated that retail should be considered a service within the meaning of the Services Directive. EuroCommerce welcomes this confirmation of earlier jurisprudence.
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(content provided by EuroCommerce) Director-general Christian Verschueren has set out the sector’s positive position ahead of the European Commission’s mid-term review of the EU Digital Single Market.
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(content provided by EuroCommerce) The European Single Market is very important to retailers, but certain improvements are needed - according to the organisation of European wholesalers and retailers, EuroCommerce.
(content provided by EuroCommerce) - EuroCommerce has hailed the European Parliament's efforts to improve the text of the Geoblocking Regulation, but still thinks more changes are necessary.
(content provided by EuroCommerce) - In a move to promote the adoption of contactless payments among retailers, EuroCommerce has published a guide on how they can get the most out of this technology.
Content provided by EuroCommerce - Retailers and wholesalers are pleased with the simplification of energy labelling rules agreed by the European Parliament and the Council. Yet they warn that inconsistent or too rigid application of the rules could cause confusion and uncertainty.
(content provided by EuroCommerce) The European Commission has asked the alcoholic drinks industry to create a self-regulatory system for providing nutritional information and ingredients on labels.
Content provided by EuroCommerce - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation finally entered into force last week with the required number of ratifications by Member States being reached.
Content provided by EuroCommerce - The European Commission has launched a wide-ranging public consultation on the future of the EU’s agriculture policy. It is examining ways of modernising and simplifying the Common Agriculture Policy.
EuroCommerce, the voice of the European retail sector, promotes a level playing field for all retailers, regardless of their location or their sales channel. Director-General, Christian Verschueren, is concerned at the global rise in protectionism.
Content provided by EuroCommerce - The avian flu epidemic which has affected most countries of Europe has had a little-reported side-effect for egg and poultry farmers, as all birds staying more than 12 weeks indoors could lose their free range status.
In association with EuroCommerce - Europeans throw away more than 88 million tonnes of food every year. If there is no action to change this, food waste could rise to over 120 million tonnes by 2020.
Content provided by EuroCommerce - As foreseen in the EU VAT Action Plan launched earlier this year, the European Commission has issued several legislative proposals, aimed at taking into account developments in e-commerce.
Content provided by EuroCommerce - As dictated by the European Non-Financial Reporting Directive, companies with more than 500 employees in Europe will have to report annually on their sustainability performance.
content provided by Eurocommerce - The labour market in Europe has continued to improve during 2015 and 2016, with unemployment rates moving closer to pre-recession levels according to the European Commission.