Book Launch with Minister Paulette Lenert on 4th of October 2021, at 11.30am

21 September 2021

Publication of the Study on the Enforcement of European Union Consumer Law conducted for the Luxembourg Ministry of Consumer Protection

The coordinated enforcement of consumer protection has become a top priority in Europe. In 2019, the European Union adopted Directive 2019/2161 on the Better Enforcement and Modernisation of EU Consumer Protection Law. By November 2021, EU Member States shall revise and modernise their national laws on the public and private enforcement of EU consumer protection. New legislation in this area is also due in Luxembourg.

Already in 2019, the Luxembourg Ministry for Consumer Protection asked the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law to conduct a comparative study on the private and public enforcement of EU consumer law in different EU Member States, especially the neighbour States of the Grand Duchy. Researchers of the Institute elaborated a Study covering France, Belgium, Estonia, England & Wales (before Brexit), Luxembourg and Germany. In December 2019, they presented the first results and discussed them with national stakeholders and international experts in the context of a conference co-organized by the Ministry and the Institute at the Château de Senningen. The results of the Study are now available as a book, which was published in the book series of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg. The publication (500 pages) encompasses six national reports and a general assessment.

On Monday 4 October 2021, the principal authors and editors of the publication, Dr Stephanie Law and Dr Vincent Richard, will present the main findings of the Study during the official book launch. The event will be organised as a webinar, in the presence of Minister Paulette Lenert and of Professor Burkhard Hess.

Additional information and the link to register for the event can be found here.