EJF’s aim is to ensure that the legal environment in Europe protects both consumers and businesses alike, and that those with a legitimate grievance have access to justice.

EJF is a coalition of businesses, individuals and organisations that are working to promote fair, balanced, transparent and efficient civil justice laws and systems in Europe.


The Directive on Representative Actions formally approved by the European Parliament

On 24th November the European Parliament formally approved the Directive on Representative Actions, following the trilogue agreement that had been reached by the co-legislators in June 2020. Twenty days after its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union, the Directive will enter into force. Member States will have until January 2023 to transpose the Directive. With a national application of the Directive 6 months later, we can expect representative actions to be brought to court on behalf of qualified entities (QEs) as of mid-2023.

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Representative actions proposal

The European Commission published in April 2018 a proposal for a Directive on Representative Actions, as part of its New Deal for Consumers, to establish a collective redress mechanism across Europe.

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EJF’s goal is to ensure that the Directive on Representative Actions will build a coherent and harmonized civil redress system architecture in Europe.

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