Decision ID: 000233

In June 1993 the 1971 Fund Executive Committee accepted that if contamination of beaches resulted in a reduction in tourism in a given town or village located along the Italian coast between Genoa and the French border, it would probably affect all establishments of the same kind in the locality, and agreed that all hotels, restuarants and shops in the same town or village should be treated equally in principle, except as regards shops selling goods which were not normally bought by tourists (such as furniture and cars).The Committee also agreed that it would be appropriate to give equal treatment in principle to all claims for loss of income submitted in respect of establishments alomg this coast, independent of whether the particular town or village where they were located was directly affected by the oil. The Committee decided that as regards the period for which compensation should be granted, and the assessment of the loss which could be considered as having been caused by contamination, each claim should be regarded on its own merits.

Date: 31.05.1993
Category: Pure economic loss (tourism)
Subject: Link of causation between the loss and the contamination