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A report by the Oxford Saïd Business School, released today, shows the magnitude of the commerce sector, its diversity, its dynamism and contribution to innovation, growth, and its employment creation in Europe. It further shows that the sector is going through profound transformation with the growth of online trading at the heart of this.
EuroCommerce regrets the outcome of the vote today in the European Parliament on the reports on the Consumer Product Safety Regulation (CPSR) and Market Surveillance of Products Regulation (MSPR). The European Parliament wants to impose new obligations on economic operators that will not improve product safety and will make the supply chain overly complex, without clear benefits for consumers or businesses.
- 15 April 2014Read more
The European Parliament will tomorrow vote on the legislative proposal to reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags. Plastic bags represent an extremely small portion of the total amount of plastic waste generated in the EU. Whilst the retail sector has carried out a number of voluntary measures to reduce the consumption of plastic bags, it considers that the European Institutions should tackle the issue in a more inclusive manner, focusing on plastic waste in general.
- 3 April 2014Read more
EuroCommerce congratulates the European Parliament on its support to cap the costs of all credit and debit cards at reasonable levels across Europe but allowing member states to set even lower caps. This is a crucial step towards savings for merchants and therefore better prices for consumers across Europe.
"Shopping for Growth"
We are at the dawn of a new European legislature. The next five years will be critical in returning the European economy to growth and job creation. Retail and wholesale can contribute, given the right economic and policy conditions. This manifesto, "Shopping for Growth" highlights our key proposals for the next five years. With the right policy and legisative environment, our sector will respond, supporting growth and creating jobs in the European economy.