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Representative actions to protect the collective interests of consumers: A new deal for consumers

20-01-2020

On 11 April 2018, the European Commission published a proposal for a new directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers. Currently, consumer organisations or independent public bodies can bring actions in the name of consumers in courts or before administrative authorities to stop infringements of consumer legislation. According to the proposal, they would be able to demand compensation for consumers as well. The European Parliament adopted its first-reading ...

On 11 April 2018, the European Commission published a proposal for a new directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers. Currently, consumer organisations or independent public bodies can bring actions in the name of consumers in courts or before administrative authorities to stop infringements of consumer legislation. According to the proposal, they would be able to demand compensation for consumers as well. The European Parliament adopted its first-reading position on 26 March 2019. It added safeguards to protect companies against abusive litigation, and deleted a precondition that consumers should wait for a final injunction order establishing the existence of an infringement before being allowed to demand compensation. The Council adopted its general approach on 28 November 2019 and proposed to distinguish between domestic and cross-border representative actions. Member States would decide the criteria for designation of qualified entities for domestic actions by themselves, while the criteria for cross-border actions would be common across the whole of the EU. Second edition. The 'EU Legislation in Progress' briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure.

Verbandsklagen zum Schutz der Kollektivinteressen der Verbraucher

20-03-2019

Im Zuge ihrer Bemühungen um die verbesserte Einhaltung der Verbraucherschutzvorschriften hat die Kommission eine Richtlinie über Verbandsklagen zum Schutz der Kollektivinteressen der Verbraucher vorgeschlagen. Mit dem Vorschlag, der als Teil der „Neuen Rahmenbedingungen für die Verbraucher“ vorgestellt wurde, soll es Verbrauchern in der gesamten EU ermöglicht werden, mithilfe von Verbandsklagen Schadensersatz von Unternehmen zu fordern, die ihre Rechte verletzt haben. Das Europäische Parlament wird ...

Im Zuge ihrer Bemühungen um die verbesserte Einhaltung der Verbraucherschutzvorschriften hat die Kommission eine Richtlinie über Verbandsklagen zum Schutz der Kollektivinteressen der Verbraucher vorgeschlagen. Mit dem Vorschlag, der als Teil der „Neuen Rahmenbedingungen für die Verbraucher“ vorgestellt wurde, soll es Verbrauchern in der gesamten EU ermöglicht werden, mithilfe von Verbandsklagen Schadensersatz von Unternehmen zu fordern, die ihre Rechte verletzt haben. Das Europäische Parlament wird voraussichtlich während der März-II-Plenartagung über seinen Standpunkt in erster Lesung abstimmen.

Sovereign debt restructuring Main drivers and mechanism

28-02-2017

This briefing provides an overview of the main issues relating to the restructuring of sovereign debt, and outlines the factors which impact the decision as to whether or not to proceed with debt restructuring. Restructuring is a complex issue – it involves positive and negative aspects, which need to be analysed in order to be able to determine whether it can deliver any added value. ‘A sovereign debt restructuring can be defined as an exchange of outstanding sovereign debt instruments, such as ...

This briefing provides an overview of the main issues relating to the restructuring of sovereign debt, and outlines the factors which impact the decision as to whether or not to proceed with debt restructuring. Restructuring is a complex issue – it involves positive and negative aspects, which need to be analysed in order to be able to determine whether it can deliver any added value. ‘A sovereign debt restructuring can be defined as an exchange of outstanding sovereign debt instruments, such as loans or bonds, for new debt instruments or cash through a legal process’. The current situation in the euro area, characterised by high levels of debt and the continuing trend of many Member States to run budget deficits, combined with a low growth environment, raises the issue of debt sustainability. In addition, the low level of inflation recorded in recent years (and deflation in some cases) has played an important role in the increase of debt burdens. The lack of an EU - level transparent framework for sovereign debt restructuring could potentially entail higher additional costs. As part of the EU’s financial stability management instruments, sovereign debt restructuring could form a part of the EU toolbox.

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