Review of the Consumer Acquis
The European Commisison published a Green Paper on the Review of the Consumer Acquis on March 15. All interested persons may express their views on the issues raised in this context and send them to the Directorate general Health and Consumer protection before May 15.
The European Community member of the Hague Conference
On April 3, the European Community became a member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. The Statutes of the Hague Conference were amended since they only contemplated membership of States. The statutory objective of the Conference is to work for "progressive unification of the rules of international private law". The Community instruments in the area of judicial cooperation in civil matters coincide to a large extent with the work of the Conference.