Consumer Union Expresses Disappointment over Abolishment of Consumer Protection Ministry in New Government
Luxembourg - December 20, 2023
The Luxembourgish Consumer Union is disheartened by the government's intentions regarding consumer protection.
The Luxembourgish Consumer Union (ULC) released a press statement expressing regret over the abolishment of the Consumer Protection Ministry in the new CSV-DP government. It criticizes both parties, which made numerous pledges in their electoral programs regarding consumer support. ULC specifically emphasizes that the CSV and DP provide very little space for consumer support in their coalition agreement, stating, "The reality speaks volumes about the government's priorities."
However, the Luxembourgish Consumer Union welcomes the fact that consumer protection hasn't been entirely disbanded among several ministries but remains solely under the responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Grapes. According to ULC, the first informal meeting with Minister Martine Hansen was promising.
The Consumer Union eagerly anticipates progress in aligning with European directives concerning collective actions.