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7390: COMMISSION TAKES IRELAND TO COURT OVER PACKAGE TRAVEL STANDARDS

Thursday 14 March 2019
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The European Commission is referring Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to implement EU rules designed to ensure agencies offering package holidays give clear information, particularly on the full cost and any additional charges.

In 2015, Member States agreed to give legal footing to a range of enhanced protections for consumers which also included stronger cancellation rights, clearer rules on liability, refunds and repatriation in case organisers go bankrupt.

Grace Bolton of the European Commission office in Dublin says the case is being referred to the ECJ because the Government here has still not fulfilled its obligations to protect tourists.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 15 seconds | Outwords: Court of justice