The European Commission proposes a legislative framework for the private enforcement of the competition rules in the EU

The saga of the private enforcement of the competition rules in the European Union started long time ago, since the European Court of Justice made the victims of the infringement of the competition rules aware of the right to ask for compensation for the damages incurred, based directly on the provisions of the EU treaties. Although it is often stated that the right of the private plaintiffs to use the competition provisions from the treaties was created by the EU courts it is more correct to say that the courts recognized the existence of the right. This is truly a saga, which end is still unclear because the development of legal actions seeking for recovery of damages was far from being a smooth road but rather one full with bumps and even road blocks. From their inception, in the

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Valentin Mircea, The European Commission proposes a legislative framework for the private enforcement of the competition rules in the EU, 11 June 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 60146

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