I. General Information
Directive 2014/104/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 November 2014 on certain rules governing actions for damages under national law for infringements of the competition law provisions of the Member States and of the European Union
|Abbreviations||Directive for Antitrust Damages|
Excerpt from press release IP/13/525 - 11.06.2013:
The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Directive on how citizens and companies can claim damages when they are victims of infringements of the EU antitrust rules, such as cartels and abuses of a dominant market position. The proposal is set to remove a number of practical difficulties which victims frequently face when they try to receive a fair compensation for the damage they have suffered.
"Infringements of the antitrust rules cause serious harm to European consumers and businesses" said Commission's Vice-President Joaquín Almunia, responsible for Competition. "We must ensure that all victims of these infringements can obtain redress for the harm they suffered, especially once a competition authority has found and sanctioned such a breach. It is true that the right to claim compensation before national courts exists in all EU Member States but businesses and citizens are not always able to exercise it in practice. Today's proposal seeks to remove these obstacles".
|Source||O.J. EU No L (Legislation), Edition 349, Year 2014, p.1|
|Legal Basis||Art. 103, 114 AEUV|
|Legislative Procedure||Codecision procedure|
II. Versions and Legislative History
Original Text Directive for Antitrust Damages:
2. Legislative History
|04/17/2014||Report of the European Parliament - 1st reading||P7_TC1-COD(2013)0185|
|10/16/2013||Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee||ABL 2014/C 67/83|
|06/11/2013||Proposal||COM(2013) 404 final|