EU to get tougher on one-market, one-price

New European rules to prevent geo-blocking - charging more for identical goods and services bought on websites in different countries - are due to come into force at the start of December.

They strengthen existing rules which were being ignored.

A check by Connexion, using virtual private networks to disguise the country of origin, found significant price differences:

  • A week-long booking for a family car from Bordeaux airport was €150 more expensive via the Hertz.co.uk site compared to Hertz.fr.
  • A return booking from Poole to ...

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