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Consumer Choice Center releases manifesto for post-COVID innovation

Date

13 May 2020

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The CCC lays out top priorities and lessons learnt for consumer policy

Brussels, BE – Today, the Consumer Choice Center has released a comprehensive Consumer Innovation Manifesto, which outlines the regulatory and legal changes we believe are essential for the post-Coronavirus world. Fred Roeder, Managing Director of the Consumer Choice Center says:

“Be it travel policy, food delivery, medical innovation, or trade: COVID-19 has exposed the blatant deficiencies in existing consumer policies. For years governments have favoured restrictive policies that have hampered consumer choice,” said Roeder.

“One issue that many EU countries need to improve on, is fast and easy access to medicines. In a time when we want to practice social distancing, patients in certain countries do not have access to prescription medicine, or even non-prescription drugs online. As a result, we are forcing elderly people to see a doctor in person or go to a brick and mortar pharmacy. This is antiquated and does not stand up to the challenges of our time.

"Our manifesto lays out clear policy changes that we believe are essential going forward. These are policy aims we have been articulating for a number of years, and considering the massive regulatory overhaul governments are currently executing, we believe we’ve been vindicated.

“Now, we must constructively work toward a brighter future for all consumers,” concludes Roeder. 

CLICK HERE TO READ THE MANIFESTO

***CCC’s Managing Director Fred Roeder is available to speak with accredited media on consumer regulations and consumer choice issues. Please send media inquiries HERE.***

The Consumer Choice Center is the consumer advocacy group supporting lifestyle freedom, innovation, privacy, science, and consumer choice. The main policy areas we focus on are digital, mobility, lifestyle & consumer goods, and health & science.

 

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