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EU brings fast roaming data

After a sharp reduction in roaming prices when travelling to EU countries, another major new development is coming – from 1 July, operators must provide the same quality of internet connection in other EU countries as for which users pay at home. This update to the European regulation comes based on findings that one third of tourists in the EU had slower internet connection speed than at home, and 28 per cent…

How 26 European countries move towards more sustainable consumption

(Prague, 11 August 2022) Many European retailers, manufacturers and legislators are working to reduce the environmental impact of consumption and make commerce more sustainable. In some places, they are trying to make bicycle repairs or purchases and public transport more attractive, while others have an anti-food waste app or offer a 10% discount on buying coffee in your own takeaway cup. Luxembourg has free public…

What you are entitled to during an airport staff strike

(Prague, 27 July 2022) Today’s strike by thousands of Lufthansa airport staff will affect 130,000 passengers flying to or from Frankfurt and Munich via other major German airports. Cancellations or significant flight delays are also expected on Thursday and Friday. Important information on passenger rights is available from the European Consumer Centre, which helps resolve disputes with carriers from other EU…

ESC successfully resolved 72% of disputes between Czech consumers and foreign sellers

Czech consumers received significant help from the European Consumer Centre last year. Its lawyers successfully resolved 72% of their disputes with traders from other EU countries, Norway, Iceland and the UK, mainly in the area of online shopping. The highest amount recovered out of court was almost €170,000 after an initially unsuccessful claim of a broken bicycle frame from a German retailer. The Czech office of…