On 23 March 2012 in Florence (Montecatini), Italy, CEP’s experts for harmonisation with EU law and consumer law Nebojša Lazarević, LL.M. and Mateja Đurović, LL.M presented a paper entitled “New Serbian Law on Consumer Protection and the Position of the Serbian Consumer” at the 13th Mediterranean Research Meeting. This conference is organised annually by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, operating as part of the prestigious European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy.
In their paper Lazarević and Đurović point out possible directions for improvement of the Law on Consumer Protection, especially with regard to the EU acquis communautaire, as well as a number of problems arising from inadequate implementation and enforcement of this law. They particularly analyse the reasons behind the failure to develop an active consumer policy that would provide consumers with effective protection, as well as ensure a stronger role for consumer organisations and associations, which is, in addition to legal alignment, an obligation under Article 78 of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement.