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
ERRT Position Paper on Geo-blocking Regulation
The European Commission’s proposal COM(2016)289 for a Regulation on addressing geo-blocking and other forms of geo-discrimination is a first step in the right direction. A crucial balance is struck by removing existing barriers in the Digital Single Market whilst respecting retailers’ fundamental freedoms to conduct business.
ERRT Position Paper on Unfair Trading Practices
Why EU level legislation is not the right solution to tackling potential problems. Establishing national platforms across all EU Member States is the solution to tackling UTPs.
ERRT Position Paper on Circular Economy
How addressing stumbling blocks will allow a greater impact by retailers in the emerging circular economy.
ERRT Position Paper on the EU Single Market
ERRT welcomes the EU Commission’s ambition to upgrade the Single Market, including its digital dimension, as presented in the new Communication COM (2015 550 and in the Digital Single Market Strategy COM