This week the EU’s Council of Ministers approved a new EU Consumer Rights Directive. It is expected to be published in the EU's Official Journal shortly and then transposed into national laws, probably before the end of 2013.
The new legislation
will outlaw ?opt outs?, consumers will have to opt in to purchases. It is
likely that this will also apply to charitable donations.
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