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Position paper - Joint statement - The European Commission’s proposal on representative actions risks undermining civil justice systems to the detriment of consumers across Europe

8 Oct 2018
Consumer affairs

The associations AIRE, Airlines 4 Europe, AmCham EU, Bitkom, CER, DIGITALEUROPE, EDiMA, EFPIA, European Banking Federation, European Justice Forum, IATA, MedTech Europe and U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, support fair and balanced civil justice systems with effective enforcement of consumers’ rights. Nevertheless, we have genuine concerns over the European Commission’s Proposal for a Directive on Representative Actions included in the Package “A New Deal for Consumers”. We believe that the Commission’s Proposal could not only fall short of its ambition but will also undermine national justice systems to the detriment of consumers.

Please read the full joint statement below and contact Jarrod Birch ( for more details.