The European Consumers' Organisation (BEUC) published very interesting progress charts, separately for the European Commission (X/2013/059) and for the European Parliament (X/2013/060). Both charts are entitled: "Time is running out to hit the target", since the current Commission's and Parliament's mandates end next year and there is not that much time left to influence EU policies. The progress charts put together all the achievements of these EU institutions from the past four years and evaluate them as either 'very good', 'good', 'middling' or 'bad'. Additionally, the areas in which further 'action (is) needed' are mentioned, suggesting what could still be achieved in the remaining time. The achievements are divided into following categories: digital, consumer contracts, energy, financial services, food, health, redress, safety & sustainability.
This is our summary thereof: