Franchising in the European Union: ERRT Position

In 2016, the European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee commissioned a study to map the evolution of franchising regulation in the European Union and conduct a comparative analysis of franchising regulation in a number of European member states.A workshop was organised to discuss the recommendations of the study, principally that EU competition law has a direct impact and adverse effect on the functioning of franchising contracts in the EU market.In the context of the EU Parliament now preparing an own-initiative report on the matter, ERRT wishes to convey their messages on franchising within the position paper.