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Celebrating 20 Years of Francovich in the EU

17th November 2011

Taking place in the home of the European Commission in London, this event will commemorate and reflect on the landmark decision in Francovich (Joined Cases C-6/90 and C-9/90) in which the Court of Justice of the European Union held that Member States are required to compensate individuals for damages incurred as result of a State's breach of its obligations under a directive. The conference will include a variety of perspectives on the Francovich decision and its aftermath, featuring in particular a substantive and statistical overview of case law in line with the decision, as well as an examination of the extension of the EU damages principles into the sphere of private law through horizontal liability (such as competition law cases). The event will also incorporate the perspectives of a selection of Member States on the subject of how Francovich was received in the Member States.

The conference programme is available to download here.

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