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Member State Malta
Title Defining the consumer in order to protect him – the continuous duel between the notion of ‘consumer’ in EU directives and in the Court of Justice’s free movement decisions
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Type article
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Author AZZOPARDI, A.
Reference Id-Dritt, Vol. XXII
Publication Year 2012
Keywords average consumer, consumer

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This article analyses how the consumer is defined in both EU legislation and EU cases, and how this definition in itself protects the consumer. The article briefly considers the landscape for consumer protection within the EU. It then examines the notion of consumer developed by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the cases regarding free movement. It then considers the definition of ‘consumer’ found in the various EU directives on consumer protection, followed by an analysis of the difference between the two conceptions of ‘consumer’.

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