The EU Parliament presents a report comprising amendments to the Commission’s legislative proposal concerning the regime of actions for damages prompted by infringements of competition law

Introduction In the beginning of the process of decentralization of the enforcement of competition law in the EU the necessity to encourage the development of private enforcement appeared to be more of a theoretical proposition than a tangible reality. Ten years after the adoption of the Regulation No. 1/2003 the Commission presented a legislative proposal on the harmonisation of the Private Enforcement regime choosing the form of a directive as an appropriate instrument of achieving Unity in Diversity. Time schedule On 11 June 2013 the legislative proposal establishing rules for bringing actions for damages under national law for infringements of the competition law provisions has been published [1]. On 3 December 2013 the Council agreed on a general approach on a draft directive

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Emanuela Matei, The EU Parliament presents a report comprising amendments to the Commission’s legislative proposal concerning the regime of actions for damages prompted by infringements of competition law, 4 February 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin Legal privilege, Art. N° 65240

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