• Should the degree of harmonisation aimed for be full, or maximum harmonisation? If so, which issues should be “targeted”: the technical ones only (e.g. information requirements to consumers, length of withdrawal periods) or also substantive issues (e.g. remedies)?
• Would there be a benefit in limiting the Directive’s scope to online transactions, as opposed to face-to-face transactions?
• What does the Directive, and the review process in European consumer law in general, tell us about the place of consumer law in relation to general contract law? In particular, should not more attention be given to the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) in the review process?
• Which policies prevail in European consumer law (e.g. internal market policy, consumer protection policy) and should they be the guidelines for future legislation?
More conferences are on the horizon… The Commission has taken up earlier academic input on the review of consumer law, so for those who have an interest in the process: now is the time!