About: Monique Goyens

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What does an innovation agenda mean for consumers?

Innovation and consumer protection are not opposites. Indeed there is huge potential to use innovation to deliver safer products that benefit consumers, writes Monique Goyens.
Cars
Transport 06-05-2015

Consumers deserve correct fuel consumption figures

Outdated EU testing requirements allow car makers to advertise fuel consumption figures that bear little relation to real life performance on the road. Not only are these false claims but the testing weaknesses are also bringing into doubt the performance of the automobile sector to cut its carbon footprint, writes Monique Goyens.
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Health 18-11-2014

Why antibiotic resistance must be tackled at the farm, too

25,000 Europeans die each year from antibiotic resistance. Many more suffer from its consequences. On European Antibiotic Awareness Day, the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) is calling on consumers to go easy on antibiotics when struck by sickness, writes Monique Goyens.
Health 01-07-2013

More work needed to ensure safe medical devices in Europe

As the EU regulation on medical devices is under review, much remains to be done to reassure European consumers about the safety of these products, argues Monique Goyens.

Closing the loopholes on REACH

The upcoming review of the REACH chemicals regulation provides an opportunity to close the loopholes on the legislation and regulate nanomaterials, endocrine disrupters and chemical cocktails, writes Monique Goyens.
Energy 09-05-2012

Where is the consumer in the Energy Efficiency Directive?

Consumers will not be able to cut their energy consumption unless the energy efficiency directive creates a framework for smart meter feedback, accurate bills and information campaigns, argues Monique Goyens, Director General of The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC). 

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