MedTech Europe calls for a workable transposition of the Directive for Representative Actions

Posted on 08.07.2020

MedTech Europe acknowledges the recent agreement on the Directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers. After years of preparation, decision-makers have reached an agreement during the Croatian EU Council Presidency.

MedTech Europe has always been supportive of the EU’s intention to build a balanced, modern and efficient legal framework that protects the collective rights of patients and consumers, and at the same time, provides certainty and transparent and workable rules for businesses. The transposition of the Directive into national laws now needs to aim at embracing these objectives in the intended way.

In this respect, MedTech Europe is particularly looking forward to the upcoming discussions on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms. There are a number of well-functioning ADR mechanisms existing in healthcare across Europe on which member states can build upon for the transposition process