authority: Government Office for Consumer Protection in Bucharest
The overall goal of the project was to support the
Romanian preparations for EU membership. The immediate objective was to
provide a specialist to specialist exchange within the area of consumer
protection for high level civil servants.
The programme was implemented in September 1999 and
included the following topics:
the legal basis of the Treaty and the related
organisation in the European Commission
the most important adopted secondary legislation
in the consumer area
a survey of the future expected secondary
- the development and use of the principle of
subsidiarity for the consumer area
procedure in Bruxelles in the regime of the Council and in the
Commission and the related parallel Danish procedure
the importance of early presentation of national
interests in the
decision-making procedure and how this is done in practice.
specific consumer related cases, such as product
safety and other safety related directives (toys, imitation, personal
protection), the new approach to technical harmonisation standards and
finally conformity assessment.