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.

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Product Liability update

The Product Liability Directive (PLD) agreement is awaiting formal adoption by the Competitiveness (COMPET) Council. After this step, the directive will undergo the corrigendum procedure, involving translation to the 24 official languages of the EU. In most cases, a formal vote by the Council and the Parliament is not required for minor corrections introduced by this procedure. However, if the corrigendum involves substantive changes, it may need to be adopted, in this case, by the COMPET Council, and IMCO and JURI Committees of the Parliament.

Due to the corrigendum procedure and June’s European Elections, which is causing a high workload at the language service, the final publication of PLD is expected by end of 2024. The new rules will enter into force 2 years after the directive is published in the Official Journal of the EU.

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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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Mission

Goals

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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