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Bulgaria and the new rules for protection of consumers with reference to purchases within EU

Published in "Capital" on December 11 th, 2019

DIRECTIVE (EU) 2019/771 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 20 May 2019 on certain aspects concerning contracts for the sale of goods, amending Regulation (EU) 2017/2394 and Directive 2009/22/EC, and repealing Directive 1999/44/EC

The Directive de facto develops the existing consumer protection regulation, which is currently implemented in Bulgarian law, and codifies the case law of the European Court of Justice interpreting consumer protection rules. In addition, the proposed Directive provides for maximum instead of minimum harmonization, which effectively means that Member States will be obliged to offer exactly the same level of protection as that envisaged by the Directive. The Sale of goods Directive will apply regardless of whether the contract for the supply of goods is concluded physically in store or online. The contracts for goods to be produced will also be considered as sales contracts under the Directive.

Read more here (Article in Bulgarian).

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