Slovenia is expected to concentrate its efforts on the revision of the Timeshare Directive (94/47/EC) for the benefit of consumers. Meanwhile, the Council is waiting for the European Parliament's opinion. The proposal aims to regulate timeshare resale and exchange as well as cover new items (canal boats, caravans or cruise ships and long-term vacation products such as holiday discount clubs).

Member states will examine the links between this proposal, which they generally support, and the long-term revision of the regulatory framework for consumer and contract law, scheduled for the second half of the year.

Ljubljana will also look into the proposal for the revision of food labelling and consider whether or not this should be mandatory, including for alcoholic beverages such as wine.

The Slovenian Minister for Economic Affairs, Andrej Vizjak, has made clear that "consumer protection will be a priority matter on the Slovenian Presidency's agenda," according to the...

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