Consultation on the compensation of victims of cross-border accidents in the EU

Policy field(s)
Internal Market / A Single Market for Services / Financial services / Motor insurance

Target group(s)
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from representatives of road traffic accident victim’s associations, automobile clubs, associations of personal injury lawyers, insurance industry, claims handlers, Member States’ authorities.

Period of consultation

In order to give the interested parties more time to reflect on the different policy options as mentioned in the consultation paper, the Commission has decided to prolong the consultation:

31.03.2009 to 30.06.2009

Objective of the consultation
The aim of this consultation is to obtain the views of all interested parties on the effects of application of foreign law to claims arising from cross-border road traffic accidents. The main concerns expressed by some in this respect are the risk of unexpectedly low compensation awards as well as the risk of “early” expiry of the limitation period applicable under foreign law.

View the Consultation document
ROME II Study on compensation of cross-border victims PDFEnglish

Contact details
Responsible service :  Directorate General Internal Market and Services,
Directorate Financial Institutions,
Insurance and Pensions Unit.
E-mail: markt-h2@ec.europa.eu
Postal address:European Commission, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium

Number of responses received to this consultation

View the contributions
In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of consultation and next steps

Last update: 10.11.2009