News 12 Oct 2018

Joint Statement - Directive on representative actions

CER and the associations AIRE, Airlines 4 Europe, AmCham EU, Bitkom, DIGITALEUROPE, EDiMA, EFPIA, European Banking Federation, European Justice Forum, IATA, MedTech Europe and U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, support fair and balanced civil justice systems with effective enforcement of consumers’ rights. Nevertheless, we have genuine concerns over the European Commission’s Proposal for a Directive on Representative Actions included in the Package “A New Deal for Consumers”. We believe that the Commission’s Proposal could not only fall short of its ambition but will also undermine national justice systems to the detriment of consumers. Hereby, we would like to outline crucial points that should be considered by EU policymakers.