Right to Repair: European Parliament votes

December 28th, 2023

On 19 November, the European Parliament adopted its negotiating position on a stronger right to repair for consumers. The text was adopted with 590 votes in favour, 15 against, and 5 abstentions.

The proposal aims to encourage more sustainable consumption by making the repair of defective goods easier, thus reducing waste and supporting the repair sector, and by making the repair of products more attractive to consumers, thus enhancing circular behaviour.

The Parliament proposes that Member States further incentivise the repair of products, also outside of the guarantee period, through measures including financial incentives like a national repair fund or repair vouchers.

Furthermore, the Parliament proposes to extend the guarantee period by one year after the first repair.

The European Council has not yet decided upon its negotiating position.

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