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Private antitrust damages actions: European Parliament approves Directive

23 April 2014

Despite internal European Parliament politics and diverging views on substance, the Commission's proposal for a private antitrust damages actions Directive is very nearly signed and sealed. Last week the Parliament approved a compromise text, and the final step - EU Council of Ministers approval - will be just a formality. Once implemented, the Commission is confident the Directive will deliver victims of anticompetitive behaviour easier access to compensation, without any damage to its essential public enforcement tools.