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Which EU proposals for better antitrust damages actions ?

In March, the European Parliament and the Council reached a compromise on the 2013 Commission proposal for a directive on antitrust damages actions. The compromise text has already been voted by the Parliament. The intervention recalls the steps which led to the Commission proposal and outlines the main provisions of the Directive which, after formal adoption by the Council, will have to be implemented in the Member States.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. 1. To begin with, it is worth briefly recalling the genesis of the Directive (I.), which is one of the most significant initiatives in the field of competition in recent years, before going on to present its main provisions (II.). I. The genesis of the directive 2. When looking back at the judgements of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the general policy developments within the European Commission that have marked the history of this project, one must always start from the 1974 [1]BRT v. Sabam judgement, which marked the real beginning of private enforcement in Europe. In that judgment, the Court of Justice of the European Union clarified

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Daniele Calisti, Which EU proposals for better antitrust damages actions ? , September 2014, Concurrences N° 3-2014, Art. N° 67416, pp. 27-31

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