EU Official Wants to Ease Online Shopping Rules

The European Union's consumer chief will propose new rules to make it easier and safer for the bloc's 490 million consumers to shop online in any corner of the 27-nation EU. Some 150 million EU citizens turn to websites such as and EBay for shopping but only 30 million buy goods and services from another EU state, spending on average 800 euros ($1,240) a head.

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