Limitation periods for compensation claims of cross-border road traffic accidents in the European Union
Who can reply to this consultation?
All citizens, organisations and public authorities are welcome to contribute to this consultation
Period of consultation
From 19 July to 19 November 2012
Purpose of the consultation
This consultation seeks opinions on possible measures that could address difficulties that victims of road traffic accidents, which happened in other Member State's than in that of their domicile, may face in obtaining compensation due to differences in limitation periods for the damages claims between Member States. Moreover also the assessment of a scale of a problem is sought.
This action is a part of the multidimensional policy of the EU towards victims that the Commission is developing following the lines of the Communication of the Commission "Strengthening victims' rights in the EU ", adopted on 18 May 2011.
How to submit your contribution
Replies can be submitted electronically to the address indicated below. It is not necessary to answer all questions. All contributions will be published on the website of the European Commission, provided that respondents clearly identify themselves. Please read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.
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Reference documents and other related consultations
Responsible service: DG Justice, Unit A1 – Civil Justice Policy
Postal address: European Commission, Directorate-general Justice
Unit A 1 Civil Justice Policy - Secretariat
Rue Montoyer 59, 2/74 1049 BRUSSELS, Belgium
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