The President of the National Authority for Consumer Protection, Horia Constantinescu, said on Sunday, about the canceled flights, that the new Consumer Protection law is blocked in Parliament by a certain political group, at the Industry Commission, very close to those from Wizz Air. According to him, in that project there is an article that can give ANPC the necessary leverage to intervene, because “foreign economic operators are obliged to have representativeness on the territory of Romania”.
According to News.ro, the president of ANPC told Prima News that in the case of canceled flights, the authority does not have the necessary leverage to take measures and sanction a company that carries out its administrative and legal activity on the territory of another European country.
“The authority in the respective country must be announced through the European Consumer Center, a European structure”, said Constantinescu, stating that he invited the Romanian representatives of Wizz Air and “they had a more than firm attitude”.
“The Ministry of Transport, through the Secretary of State Bogdan Mândrescu, invited them to a video meeting, the problems were resolved and the discussions were continued, including last week’s level by our Authority. I understand that there are still around twenty or so consumers who have not received their money back”, said Horia Constantinescu, pointing out that the Ministry of Economy, ANPC coordinator, invited representatives of the Wizz Air company to a face-to-face discussion and a series of measures were clearly established.
The head of the ANPC emphasized that “the new Consumer Protection law, initiated by the PSD deputy Laura Vicol, after 30 years, the Authority carrying out its activity according to an Ordinance from 1992, is “blocked by a certain political formation, at the Industries Commission, very close to those from Wizz Air”.
There is an article that can give us the necessary leverage”, said Horia Constantinescu, explaining that in the law currently in Parliament, “foreign economic operators are obliged to have representation on the territory of Romania”.
Editor : I.C