Five major car rental companies have agreed to significantly review how they deal with consumers thanks to a joint action from the European Commission and national enforcement authorities. Citizens will benefit from more clarity on insurance policies and tank refuelling options, more fairness when handling damages, and more price transparency. Complaints related to car rentals received by the European Consumer Centres have increased sharply in the last two years.
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Souvenirs from Bella Italia? Pay responsibly, pay attention! “They have succeeded in accumulating a greater mass of objects, but the joy in the world has grown less”, warned Dostoevskij. Such a monition can be addressed to those purchasing merchandise in Italy from pedlars or unauthorized websites: yielding to this temptation, indeed, can lead to criminal penalties and to administrative fines.
The Greek government revoked its previous decision on 18 July 2015 as regards the bank holiday and decided about the re-opening of bank branches as from Monday, July 20, 2015. Capital control measures still remain valid, but it should be stressed that these measures affect only accounts held in Greek bank institutions. People visiting Greece and holding accounts in foreign bank institutions are completely free to make cash withdrawals using their cards, up to the daily limit agreed with their card issuer.Credit and debet cards to be accepted as regular payment means in retail shops.