Delivering on the Consumer Agenda: Debate with Despina Spanou, Director for Consumer Affairs, DG SANCO, European Commission

In light of the upcoming changes in DG SANCO and the imminent appointment of a new Commissioner-designate for the consumer portfolio, FleishmanHillard will host on 14 June a working lunch roundtable on the topic of European Consumer Policy. On hand for what is set to be a lively discussion will be our invited guest speaker, Despina Spanou, Director for Consumer Affairs DG SANCO, European Commission.

The EU prides itself on its high standards of consumer protection, both in terms of consumer health and product safety but also in the transactional areas of consumer affairs. With consumer expenditure representing 56% of EU GDP, a strong EU consumer policy is essential to ensure that the Single Market is delivering for European consumers. Amidst a number of supply chain and product safety challenges, it is critical that future legislation supports a dynamic industry while ensuring high standards of consumer protection.

With this in mind, the roundtable will seek to gather a selected group of stakeholders representing a broad range of industry sectors to discuss the future of consumer policy in Europe.

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