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Amazon, eBay, others face pressure over unsafe goods sold online (update*)

By Poppy Carnell and Matthew Newman
  • 24 Feb 2020 09:27
  • 24 Feb 2020 10:48

Many goods sold on Amazon.com, eBay, AliExpress and other online marketplaces fail to meet EU safety standards, a new study has found, reinforcing consumer groups’ calls for rules making platform operators accountable for dangerous goods sold on their sites.

European consumer group BEUC said that around two-thirds of the 250 products it

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Poppy Carnell

Chief Correspondent


Poppy has been reporting for MLex since 2008, providing the latest coverage and in-depth analysis on various EU regulation. Since 2012 she has broken stories and given comment on trade defense matters, trade and investment agreements and commercial policy. Previously, she was reporting on energy policy and climate change negotiations.

Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent


Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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