Directive (EU) 2020/1828 on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers and repealing Directive 2009/22/EC

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Series Details L 409, Pages 1-27
Publication Date 04/12/2020
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Directive (EU) 2020/1828 - adopted by the co-legislators on 25 November 2020 - concerning the representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers. This is a text with EEA relevance.

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The draft law was put forward to modernise and replace Directive 2009/22/EC on injunctions for the protection of consumers' interests (also known as the Injunctions Directive). It is aimed at improving the effectiveness of the injunction procedure and contributing to the elimination of the consequences of the infringements of EU law which affect the collective interests of consumers.

The legislative initiative was put forward by the European Commission on 11 April 2018 as part of a legislative package on consumer protection. This was a follow-up to the REFIT Fitness Check of EU consumer and marketing law, of which results were published in May 2017. It also followed a Report from the European Commission on the implementation of Recommendation 2013/396/EU. The Council of the European Union adopted its general approach on this proposal on 28 November 2019, followed by the European Parliament in January 2020. An informal agreement between the co-legislators on a compromise text for this draft law was reached on 22 June. This was endorsed by the Council on 4 November, followed by the Parliament on 24 November.

The Act was signed by the co-legislators on 25 November 2020 and published in the Official Journal on 4 December 2020.

Source Link http://data.europa.eu/eli/dir/2020/1828/oj
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Commentary and Analysis
EPRS: At a Glance, March 2019: Representative actions for the protection of collective interests of consumers https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_ATA(2019)635588
EPRS: Briefing, January 2020: Representative actions to protect the collective interests of consumers: A new deal for consumers https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2019)637978
Politico, 23/06/2020: Europe’s landmark deal on collective redress, explained https://www.politico.eu/article/europes-landmark-deal-on-collective-redress-explained/
William Fry: News Article, 30/06/2020: Two Steps Closer to EU-Wide Class-Actions? https://www.williamfry.com/newsandinsights/news-article/2020/06/30/two-steps-closer-to-eu-wide-class-actions

News
EurActiv, 11/04/2018: EU clears path for collective law suits https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-priorities-2020/news/eu-clears-path-for-collective-law-suits/
Deutsche Welle, 11/04/2018: Brussels proposes class-action suits for EU consumers http://p.dw.com/p/2vsgJ
Reuters, 11/04/2018: EU plans more powers for consumers to sue companies https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN1HI1KI
The Independent, 11/04/2018: EU plans to give consumer more rights against big companies https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/consumer-rights-eu-companies-power-european-commission-dieselgate-scandal-brexit-a8300081.html

Official
EUR-Lex: COM(2018)184: Proposal for a Directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers, and repealing Directive 2009/22/EC https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2018:184:FIN
EUR-Lex: SWD(2018)96: Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal - Impact Assessment https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=SWD:2018:096:FIN
EUR-Lex: SWD(2018)98: Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal - Executive Summary of the Impact Assessment https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=SWD:2018:098:FIN
European Parliament: Legislative Observatory: Procedure File for Proposal on Representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?lang=en&reference=2018/0089(OLP)
European Parliament: Legislative Train Schedule: Representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers - a New deal for consumers https://www.europarl.europa.eu/legislative-train/theme-legal-affairs-juri/file-representative-actions-for-consumers
European Commission: Statement, 28/11/2019: Consumer protection: Commission welcomes political agreement by Council on the Representative Actions Directive https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_19_6407
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 28/11/2019: EU closer to enabling consumers to defend their rights collectively https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/11/28/eu-closer-to-enabling-consumers-to-defend-their-rights-collectively/
European Parliament: Press Release, 09/01/2020: Negotiations on new EU collective redress rules to begin https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20200108IPR69812/
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 30/06/2020: EU consumers obtain access to collective redress https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/06/30/eu-consumers-obtain-access-to-collective-redress/#:~:text=The%20directive%20requires%20member%20states,both%20injunctions%20and%20redress%20measures.
European Commission: Statement, 30/06/2020: Commission welcomes confirmation of provisional agreement to strengthen collective redress in the EU https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_20_1227
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 04/11/2020: Collective redress for consumers : Council adopts position at first reading https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/11/04/collective-redress-for-consumers-council-adopts-position-at-first-reading/
European Parliament: Press Release, 24/11/2020: EU consumers will soon be able to defend their rights collectively https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20201120IPR92116/

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