Brussels, 12 November 2019
Joint Business Statement on the Proposal on Representative Actions
The European business community is following with interest and concern the progress of the Proposal for a Directive on Representative Actions before the Council.
The members of our organisations support simple, balanced and efficient civil justice systems. This Proposal presents an opportunity to achieve an EU framework which offers consumers appropriate redress while facilitating trade between Member States by reducing the divergences between Member State’s private enforcement systems. It also presents an opportunity to minimize the risk of abuse, especially the risk that consumers harmed by a breach of consumer protection laws may be re-victimized by unscrupulous actors while trying to enforce their rights.
Blazej Blasikiewicz, B.Blasikiewicz@ebf.eu
Nahuel Mercedes, +32 (0)2 508 3748, firstname.lastname@example.org