Despite Brexit being very much to the foreground, the usual business of the European institutions goes on in the background. This week, for example, the Parliament voted in plenary session on a range of reforms to the Motor Insurance Directive.
Matters have been developing ever since the Court’s decision in Vnuk v Zararovalnica in 2014 and gained fresh momentum with publication of the Commission’s recommendations last May. We have covered this topic extensively as it progressed.
Several recent developments which are likely to affect the ultimate policy outcome for motor insurance law in the UK should be noted, namely the ongoing REFIT legislative process and the recent cases BTA Baltic Insurance and Cameron v Hussain.
The recent draft report from the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) takes a very different approach to the Commission’s recommendations (made this May) for amending the scope of the Motor Insurance Directive (MID) and focuses on the use of motor vehicles in traffic.