The European Commission launched three separate investigations on 2 February 2017 to assess whether certain online sales practices prevent, contrary to EU antitrust rules, consumers from enjoying cross-border choice and being able to buy consumer electronics, video games and hotel accommodation at competitive prices.
For a decade, it is a burning issue for the European Commission to reduce and eventually end the surcharges that telecom services devolved to their subscribers each time they cross country borders.
New rules are being introduced in order to strengthen the regulation of the commodities markets, to avoid the price speculation and also to make a more appropriate regulation for the firms operating on this market. Since the regulation is only applicable from 3 January 2018, there is some time for the preparation.
At the end of October 2016, a bill on the amendment of acts relating to electronic communication and consumer protection was submitted to the Hungarian Parliament.