28.11.2019: Collective redress proposal discussed in Brussels
Last week on October 29, experts and stakeholders discussed the status quo of the proposal on representative actions and its future impact on collective redress in Europe with representatives of the future Presidency, the Member States, the European Parliament, the European Commission, industry and civil society organizations. The event that took place in the European Parliament was co-organized by the main rapporteur of the dossier, MEP Geoffroy Didier, and BEUC.
Main points addressed in the debate were the criteria for organizations to have standing to launch cross border actions, industry concerns about and safeguards in the proposal against potential strike-suits, third party funding and litigation cost, the impact of the new legislation on existing national procedures, the scope of the proposal and the objectives and (dis-)advantages of opt in vs opt out.
Today, the European Council takes its vote on the proposal, followed by trilogue negotiations between the European legislative bodies.
Deputy Director-General Ursula Pachl (BEUC)
MEP Geoffroy Didier
Paolo Martinello (Altroconsumo)
Petra Leupold (Director of VKI Academy)
Petra Čakovská (S.O.S. Poprad)
Pedro Oliveira (Director of Legal Affairs, Business Europe)