Today at Commission: Victory for consumers

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker | Petras Malukas/AFP via Getty Images

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Today at Commission: Victory for consumers

Jean-Claude Juncker to speak at the plenary session in Strasbourg next week.


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On the agenda: The European Commission laid out President Jean-Claude Juncker’s schedule for next week, including speeches in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday and Wednesday. The president will also meet with the leadership of the European People’s Party group on Monday.

Electronic transactions: The Commission’s deputy chief spokesperson Alexander Winterstein said European consumers will benefit from updated rules that will make electronic payments “cheaper, easier and safer.” Winterstein said there were potential savings of €550 million due to falling transaction costs when making an online payment.

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