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, namely:
- A narrower definition of domestic actions;
- Full transparency for funding and prohibition of forum shopping;
- Avoiding duplication of redress and enforcement mechanisms;
- Clearer definition of commonality for clarification of admissibility.
Following the Council’s agreement to a General Approach on 28th November 2019, trilogues on the Directive officially began this month, on the 14th of January, under the Croatian presidency. The European Parliament, the Commission and the Council are all committed to close the negotiations by the end of the Croatian presidency and a second trilogue will take place at the beginning of March. Until then, a series of technical meetings will be held to advance the negotiations.
The European Justice Forum is looking forward to fruitful conversations with key stakeholders during this phase, to ensure the future European collective redress mechanism will enable a fair access to justice and redress, for both consumers and businesses alike.