New EU rules on business-to-consumer and platform-to-business relationships

Caroline Cauffman*

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Recently, two EU instruments relating to business-to-consumer (B2C) relationships have been adopted: a new consumer sales directive and a directive on the supply of digital content. Three further EU instruments are in the pipeline: the so-called Omnibus Directive and a directive on collective redress together known as the ‘New Deal for Consumer’, and a Platform-to-Business regulation (P2B). This editorial aims to give a brief overview and a prima facie evaluation of the content of these instruments and to invite contributions offering a more in-depth analysis of the new rules and their expected impact.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-479
Number of pages11
JournalMaastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2019


  • Consumer Law - Protection of weaker parties
  • Digital market
  • Consumer sales
  • European private law
  • European consumer law
  • collective redress
  • Omnibus Directive


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