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Part B Practical Approach to Consumer Participation, 8 Concluding Remarks

From: Consumer Involvement in Private EU Competition Law Enforcement

Maria Ioannidou

From: Oxford Competition Law (http://oxcat.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 November 2020

After a long period of policy deliberations spanning almost 10 years the EU Directive on Damages Actions is now a reality and has been warmly received by EU officials. Former Vice President of the Commission responsible for competition policy, Almunia, has welcomed the Directive on Damages Actions as the most important legal initiative undertaken during his term.1 The new Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager welcomed the adoption of the Directive stating that ‘we need a more robust competition culture in Europe … I am very pleased that it will be easier for...
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