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Action in court or before a public enforcement body which aims at obtaining an injunction (ordering specific action or cessation of action by a specified person/persons/organisation).

Injunctions/injunctive actions have been crucial for enforcement of consumer law, also on the EU (cross-border) level.

The EU has enacted the Injunctions Directive which allows bodies representing consumer interests authorised by a Member State to take injunctive actions before courts or authorities of another Member State. See also the recent Commission's Report on the application of the Injunctions Directive.

See also link to our legislation section, where you can find links to other measures in the area of EU consumer law.