Revision of the late payments Directive

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EESC Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating late payment in commercial transactions, [COM(2023) 533 final - 2023/0323 (COD)] and
the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions – SME Relief Package, [COM(2023) 535 final] 



EU rules on late payments have triggered a reduction in payment delays. However, still more than 60% of businesses in the EU are not paid on time and small and medium-sized enterprises are most affected. The initiative will provide relief to SMEs by revising existing EU payment rules based on available and upcoming evidence to promote a definitive shift towards a culture of “prompt payment".

Practical information

Composition of the study group
Administrator in charge: Dalila BERNARD
Assistant: Alexandra SEIDENBERG

For more information please contact the INT Section Secretariat