European Commissioner for Competition Neelie Kroes has welcomed the strong cross-party support received in a Resolution on 26 March by the European Parliament on the Commission’s White Paper on damages. The White Paper (April 2008), which followed a Green Paper published in 2005, presents a set of specific measures to improve the legal rules and procedures governing damages actions, so that victims of competition breaches can claim compensation for the harm they suffered. The Parliament confirmed the Commission’s findings that many victims harmed by EC competition law infringements are currently prevented from obtaining the compensation they are entitled to under the Treaty and also emphasised on the need for a collective redress mechanism -subject to appropriate safeguards- to help victims pursue such compensation. The Commission will consider the comments and suggestions received from the Parliament, not only in this Resolution adopted but also during numerous debates and discussions since 2005, and will take these into account when deciding on the appropriate measures to follow-up on the White Paper.