The European Commission is take legal action against France and Luxembourg in a final bid to remove the compulsory no-claims bonus system for third party motor insurance in the European Union. The two countries are now alone in the EU in sticking to a system which the Commission claims is in breach of the third non-life insurance directive (92/49/EEC) and constitutes a barrier to free competition.

Brussels says that insurers should be free to set prices, apply no-claims discounts or raise premiums "taking account, for example, of the ...

Full access to this article can be arranged with permission from the client that first ordered it. Please contact us to request access. Entries are uploaded to our archive at least one year after being published by a client – free access is restricted to International News Services journalists for background research only. The article date indicates when copy was filed to a client, not when posted to this archive. Upon client requests, International News Services will remove such articles from the archive or not upload them in the first place. They are included to demonstrate the breadth of topics undertaken by the agency and also to help promote clients’ coverage.