Author: Alejandro Ferreres Comella, Uría Menéndez Abogados
Funding of collective litigation can come from Member States, e.g. by legal aid as in the UK during the 1990ies, or as in Germany today by providing budget to the German federal Consumer Protection Organization “vzbv”, or it can come from private initiatives and private investors.
The European Justice Forum is pleased to share its position paper, highlighting the core issues that will bring clearer finality, greater efficiency and transparency to the proposal for a Directive on Representative actions.
On the 2nd of October, the committees for Legal Affairs and for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs held jointly, in association with the Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee, the hearing of Didier Reynders, Commissioner-Designate for Justice.
The European Justice Forum (EJF) welcomes the nomination of Commissioner Didier Reynders and Vice-President Jourová responsible for legal affairs under the new European Commission. EJF is looking forward to an engaging dialogue with the Commissioners, Directorate Generals and Commission’s officials.
On 16th of July 2019, Ursula von der Leyen was officially confirmed as the next European Commission President. MEPs backed her appointment and elected the first woman to lead the Commission, making the political leadership more diverse and inclusive in the European Union.
The provisional results of the European Parliament’s elections, held on 23-26 May 2019 across the 28 EU Member States have been published, with the following seat projection released by the European Parliament...
Last 15th of May, Ekkart Kaske, Executive Director of EJF, had the pleasure of participating as a speaker to the MedTech Forum 2019, which took place in Paris. Ekkart Kaske was invited to lead an expert session on ‘European class action/collective redress’…
The University of Oxford’s conference on “Consumer ADR: Delivering Fairness and Justice for Consumers, Business and Markets” took place on the 18th and 19th of March 2019 in Oxford, United Kingdom…