Outline for Research Paper
Introduction – here the paper should start with a brief description of the EU, internal market, harmonization measures, etc.
The European Union is made up of twenty-eight nations which amongst them have over half a billion potential and existing customers. To this end, all Member States of the EU have developed rules, regulations, and measures which aim to safeguard the interests of these consumers at the national level. Furthermore, the EU has been progressively attempting to harmonize these national measures since its establishment in the 1970s, so as to guarantee each citizen residing in the EU the same level of consumer protection throughout the EU market.
The European Union (EU) realizes the need for legal action by the consumers if they have been wronged. Under this heading, a brief discussion of the consumer’s “right to appeal” will be Operation Information regarding the operating procedures of the EU, that is past and present regulations, directives, etc, governing health and consumer protection will be discussed briefly. Examples from the Lisbon and Maastricht Treaty will be given to illustrate their dedication towards consumer protection and the formation of regimes governing this field.
Funding: Allocation of funds towards the implementation of consumer protection regimes will be discussed briefly, and examples of the application of said funds will be given under a sub-heading.
Consumer Protection: Full Harmonization vs. Minimum Harmonization -The importance of cohesion in the fields of health and consumer protection rules and regulations in all Member States will be discussed in detail, and the drawbacks and benefits of “Full Harmonization vs. Minimum Harmonization” regimes will also be outlined.
Past Examples of such EU Regulations
Some examples of existing or past EU regulations governing the field of consumer protection will be briefly summarized. Information regarding the benefits of harmonization such as a fully integrated internal market will be discussed and compared with the potential disadvantages with reference to consumer protection laws under the EU, as a fully harmonized EU could pose various problems, for example by becoming a corollary to EU’s internal market strategy.
EEC and Consumer Protection
This section will discuss in-depth how and why the EEC or the European Economic Community and other such regulatory bodies created by the European Union were formed to ensure the protection of consumer rights across cross-border states, and their role in today’s consumer protection regimes will be briefly discussed.
Guidelines for Consumer Protection of Third World Nations by the General Assembly of United Nations
This section will detail how the United Nations realized the need for “harmonized” consumer protection throughout the global economy and especially third world countries, its brief history, and how the European Union consumer protection regimes have influenced such models of the United Nations.