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Challenges in adoption procedures in Europe: Ensuring the best interests of the child - NEW - June 2011
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Citizens' guide to cross-border civil litigation in the European Union
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Practical guide on using videoconferencing to obtain evidence in civil and commercial matters
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Practice guide for the application of the Regulation on the European Enforcement Order - December 2008
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Civil law at your fingertips - May 2006
A guide for legal practitioners
PDF File (PDF File 11 MB)

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Judicial cooperation in civil matters in the European Union - May 2006
A guide for legal practitioners
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Practice guide for the application of the Regulation on the Taking of Evidence - March 2006
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Practice Guide for the application of the new Brussels II Regulation - October 2005
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Studies

2009

 

Compendium of Community Legislation on Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial Matters
PDF File (PDF File 9 MB)

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Comparative study on adoption procedures in the Member States of the European Union, practical difficulties encountered in this area by European citizens in the context of a European area of justice in civil matters, and options available for resolving such difficulties and protecting children’s rights.

Summary en PDF 32 KB (PDF File 32 KB)

Synthesis report en PDF 715 KB (PDF File 715 KB)

Legal analysis en PDF 1,8 MB (PDF File 1,8 MB)

Annexes en PDF 1,8 MB (PDF File 1,8 MB)

Statistics-comments en PDF 1,1 MB (PDF File 1,1 MB)

Study on European Payment Order

Final Report en PDF 2,5 MB (PDF File 900 KB)

ROME II Study on compensation of cross-border victims in the EU

Final Report en PDF 2,5 MB (PDF File 2,5 MB)

 

2008

Study on the application of Directive 2004/80/EC relating to compensation to crime victims.

Final Report PDF 850 KB (PDF 850 KB)

Synthesis Report PDF 3,5 MB (PDF 3,5 MB)

Comparative study on the legislation of the Member States of the European Union on civil status, practical difficulties encountered in this area by citizens wishing to exercise their rights in the context of a European area of justice in civil matters and the options available for resolving these problems and facilitating citizens' lives.

Final Report PDF 2,26 MB (PDF 2,26 MB)

Synthesis Report PDF 789 KB (PDF 789 KB)

Executive summary PDF 97 KB (PDF 97 KB)

 

2007

Comparative study on enforcement procedures of family rights

Synthesis Report PDF 1,16 MB (PDF 1,16 MB)

Executive summary PDF 33 KB (PDF 33 KB)

National reports:

Belgium PDF File (PDF File 88 KB)Czech Republic PDF File (PDF File 415 KB)
Denmark PDF File (PDF File 54 KB)Germany de PDF File (PDF File 184 KB)
Estonia PDF File (PDF File 124 KB)Ireland PDF File (PDF File 83 KB)
Greece fr PDF File (PDF File 124 KB)Spain PDF File (PDF File 153 KB)
France fr PDF File (PDF File 390 KB)Italy PDF File (PDF File 567 KB)
Cyprus PDF File (PDF File 138 KB)Latvia PDF File (PDF File 230 KB)
Lithuania PDF File (PDF File 89 KB)Luxembourg fr PDF File (PDF File 408 KB)
Hungary PDF File (PDF File 219 KB)Malta PDF File (PDF File 163 KB)
Netherlands PDF File (PDF File 165 KB)Austria de PDF File (PDF File 177 KB)
Poland PDF File (PDF File 171 KB)Portugal PDF File (PDF File 85 KB)
Slovenia PDF File (PDF File 411 KB)Slovakia PDF File (PDF File 488 KB)
Finland PDF File (PDF File 152 KB)Sweden PDF File (PDF File 182 KB)
United Kingdom - Part A: England PDF File (PDF File 142 KB)United Kingdom - Part B: Northern Ireland PDF File (PDF File 70 KB)

The Transparency of Costs of Civil Judicial Proceedings in the European Union

Final Report en fr PDF 3,9 MB (PDF 3,9 MB)

Annex 1: Results of the public questionnaire PDF 1,7 MB (PDF 1,7 MB)

National reports:

Belgium fr PDF File (PDF File 829 KB)Bulgaria PDF File (PDF File 566 KB)
Czech Republic PDF File (PDF File 703 KB)Denmark PDF File (PDF File 560 KB)
Germany PDF File (PDF File 565 KB)Estonia PDF File (PDF File 872 KB)
Ireland PDF File (PDF File 400 KB)Greece PDF File (PDF File 849 KB)
Spain fr PDF File (PDF File 640 KB)France PDF File (PDF File 1,3 MB)
Italy PDF File (PDF File 772 KB)Cyprus PDF File (PDF File 555 KB)
Latvia PDF File (PDF File 742 KB)Lithuania PDF File (PDF File 950 KB)
Luxembourg PDF File (PDF File 551 KB)Hungary PDF File (PDF File 533 KB)
Malta PDF File (PDF File 742 KB)Netherlands PDF File (PDF File 702 KB)
Austria PDF File (PDF File 829 KB)Poland PDF File (PDF File 396 KB)
Portugal PDF File (PDF File 781 KB)Romania PDF File (PDF File 544 KB)
Slovenia PDF File (PDF File 723 KB)Slovakia PDF File (PDF File 872 KB)
Finland PDF File (PDF File 504 KB)Sweden PDF File (PDF File 457 KB)
United Kingdom PDF File (PDF File 448 KB)

The use of public documents in the EU

Synthesis Report PDF 2,4 MB (PDF 2,4 MB)

Executive summary PDF 219 KB (PDF 219 KB)

Table of bi- and multilateral agreements DOC 5 MB (DOC 5 MB)

National reports:

Belgium PDF File (PDF File 565 KB)Czech Republic PDF File (PDF File 204 KB)
Germany PDF File (PDF File 283 KB)Estonia PDF File (PDF File 191 KB)
Ireland PDF File (PDF File 275 KB)Greece PDF File (PDF File 265 KB)
Spain PDF File (PDF File 276 KB)France PDF File (PDF File 190 KB)
Italy PDF File (PDF File 115 KB)Cyprus PDF File (PDF File 113 KB)
Latvia PDF File (PDF File 289 KB)Lithuania PDF File (PDF File 257 KB)
Luxembourg PDF File (PDF File 183 KB)Hungary PDF File (PDF File 307 KB)
Malta PDF File (PDF File 151 KB)Netherlands PDF File (PDF File 197 KB)
Austria PDF File (PDF File 180 KB)Poland PDF File (PDF File 269 KB)
Portugal PDF File (PDF File 227 KB)Slovenia PDF File (PDF File 291 KB)
Slovakia PDF File (PDF File 216 KB)Finland PDF File (PDF File 123 KB)
Sweden PDF File (PDF File 186 KB)United Kingdom PDF File (PDF File 340 KB)

Report on the Application of Regulation Brussels I in the Member States

Report on the Application of Regulation Brussels I in the Member States PDF File (PDF File 1.383 KB)

Belgium PDF File (PDF File 145 KB)Czech Republic PDF File (PDF File 244 KB)
Germany PDF File (PDF File 734 KB)Estonia PDF File (PDF File 158 KB)
Ireland PDF File (PDF File 234 KB)Greece PDF File (PDF File 232 KB)
Spain PDF File (PDF File 253 KB)France PDF File (PDF File 254 KB)
Italy PDF File (PDF File 214 KB)Cyprus PDF File (PDF File 121 KB)
Latvia PDF File (PDF File 186 KB)Lithuania PDF File (PDF File 115 KB)
Luxembourg PDF File (PDF File 188 KB)Hungary PDF File (PDF File 249 KB)
Malta PDF File (PDF File 146 KB)Netherlands PDF File (PDF File 235 KB)
Austria PDF File (PDF File 642 KB)Poland PDF File (PDF File 316 KB)
Portugal PDF File (PDF File 476 KB)Slovenia PDF File (PDF File 266 KB)
Slovakia PDF File (PDF File 130 KB)Finland PDF File (PDF File 148 KB)
Sweden PDF File (PDF File 38 KB)England PDF File (PDF File 1270 KB)
Scotland PDF File (PDF File 190 KB)

Study on Residual Jurisdiction

Study on Residual Jurisdiction PDF File (PDF File 681 KB)

National Reports:

Belgium PDF File (PDF File 168 KB)Bulgaria PDF File (PDF File 151 KB)
Czech Republic PDF File (PDF File 204 KB)Denmark PDF File (PDF File 101 KB)
Germany PDF File (PDF File 165 KB)Estonia PDF File (PDF File 104 KB)
Ireland PDF File (PDF File 183 KB)Greece PDF File (PDF File 163 KB)
Spain PDF File (PDF File 146 KB)France PDF File (PDF File 235 KB)
Italy PDF File (PDF File 122 KB)Cyprus PDF File (PDF File 113 KB)
Latvia PDF File (PDF File 155 KB)Lithuania PDF File (PDF File 234 KB)
Luxembourg PDF File (PDF File 129 KB)Hungary PDF File (PDF File 265 KB)
Malta PDF File (PDF File 108 KB)Netherlands PDF File (PDF File 197 KB)
Austria PDF File (PDF File 186 KB)Poland PDF File (PDF File 173 KB)
Portugal PDF File (PDF File 186 KB)Romania PDF File (PDF File 131 KB)
Slovenia PDF File (PDF File 222 KB)Slovakia PDF File (PDF File 147 KB)
Finland PDF File (PDF File 123 KB)Sweden PDF File (PDF File 127 KB)
England PDF File (PDF File 158 KB)Scotland PDF File (PDF File 186 KB)

Study on the application of Council Regulation (EC) N°1206/2001, on cooperation between the courts of the Member states in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matter

Study on the application of Council Regulation (EC) N°1206/2001, on cooperation between the courts of the Member states in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matter PDF File (PDF File 897 KB)
Annex I - Full answers received PDF File (PDF File 502 KB)
Annex III - Questionnaires PDF File (PDF File 546 KB)

 

2006

Study to inform a subsequent Impact Assessment on the Commission proposal on jurisdiction and applicable law in divorce matters

Study to inform a subsequent Impact Assessment on the Commission proposal on jurisdiction and applicable law in divorce matters PDF File (PDF File 1.4 MB)

 

2005

Study: "L'indemnisation des citoyens et des résidents permanents européens victimes de la criminalité ou du terrorisme en dehors du territoire de l'Union européenne"

April 2005 - Study: "L'indemnisation des citoyens et des résidents permanents européens victimes de la criminalité ou du terrorisme en dehors du territoire de l'Union européenne"
Foreword, summary and introduction français PDF File (PDF File 359 KB)
Volume I (parts I to IV) français PDF File (PDF File 1 MB)
Volume II (annexes) français PDF File (PDF File 1 MB)

 

2004

Study on the Application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1348/2000 on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters

Study on the Application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1348/2000 on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters PDF File (PDF File 2 MB)

Study on making more efficient the enforcement of judicial decisions within the European Union

Study on making more efficient the enforcement of judicial decisions within the European Union: transparency of a debtor's assets, provisional enforcement and protective measures, attachment of bank accounts PDF File (PDF File 587 KB)

Synopsis (annexes to the study)

 

2003

Comparative study on the recovery of maintenance claims in the Member States

Comparative study on the recovery of maintenance claims in the Member States français PDF File (PDF File 1,5 MB)

Study in comparative law on the rules governing conflicts of jurisdiction and laws on matrimonial property regimes and the implementions for property issues of the separation of unmarried couples in the Member States

Study in comparative law on the rules governing conflicts of jurisdiction and laws on matrimonial property regimes and the implementions for property issues of the separation of unmarried couples in the Member States français PDF File (PDF File 3,5 MB)

National reports

AustriaReport PDF File (PDF File 272 KB)Addendum PDF File (PDF File 535 KB)
BelgiumReport français PDF File (PDF File 49 MB)
DenmarkReport PDF File (PDF File 5,7 MB)Addendum PDF File (PDF File 132 KB)
FinlandReport PDF File (PDF File 401 KB)Addendum PDF File (PDF File 165KB)
FranceReport français PDF File (PDF File 14 MB)Addendum français PDF File (PDF File 67 KB)
GermanyReport PDF File (PDF File 418 KB)Addendum PDF File (PDF File 296 KB)
GreeceReport PDF File (PDF File 137 KB)
IrelandReport PDF File (PDF File 209 KB)Addendum PDF File (PDF File 367 KB)
ItalyReport (PDF File (PDF File 58,5 MB)
LuxembourgReport français PDF File (PDF File 4,5 MB)
PortugalReport PDF File (PDF File 15,7 MB)Addendum PDF File (PDF File 188 KB)
SpainReport PDF File (PDF File 115 KB)Addendum PDF File (PDF File 181 KB)
SwedenReport PDF File (PDF File 11,8 MB)Addendum PDF File (PDF File 231 KB)
The NetherlandsReport PDF File (PDF File 634 KB)Addendum PDF File (PDF File 265 KB)
UK EnglandReport PDF File (PDF File 138 KB)Addendum PDF File (PDF File 336 KB)
UK ScotlandReport PDF File (PDF File 33,2 KB)

 

2002

Practical Problems Resulting from the Non-Harmonization of Choice of Law Rules in Divorce Matters

Practical Problems Resulting from the Non-Harmonization of Choice of Law Rules in Divorce Matters PDF File (PDF File 422 KB)

Les modes de signification et notification des actes

Les modes de signification et notification des actes français PDF File (PDF File 436 KB)

Etude de droit comparé sur les règles de conflits de juridictions et de conflits de lois relatives aux testaments et successions dans les Etats membres de l'Union Européenne

Full text: français de PDF File (PDF File 729 KB)
Executive summary: de en français PDF File (PDF File 128 KB)

National Reports

Belgium PDF File (PDF File 288 KB)Denmark de PDF File (PDF File 229 KB)
Germany de PDF File (PDF File 361 KB)Ireland PDF File (PDF File 239 KB)
Greece fr PDF File (PDF File 327 KB)Spain es PDF File (PDF File 652 KB)
France fr PDF File (PDF File 279 KB)Italy it PDF File (PDF File 301 KB)
Luxembourg fr PDF File (PDF File 293 KB)Netherlands nl PDF File (PDF File 273 KB)
Austria de PDF File (PDF File 527 KB)Portugal PDF File (PDF File 388 KB)
Finland PDF File (PDF File 249 KB)Sweden PDF File (PDF File 283 KB)
United Kingdom PDF File (PDF File 282 KB)

 

2001

Des procédures de traitement judiciaire des demandes de faible importance ou non contestées dans les droits des Etats-membres de l'Union européenne

Des procédures de traitement judiciaire des demandes de faible importance ou non contestées dans les droits des Etats-membres de l'Union européenne français PDF File (PDF File 563 KB)

 

1995

The valued added by a European Union instrument on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in matrimonial causes in the light of existing conventions

Introduction PDF File (PDF File 56 KB)
Chapiter 1 PDF File (PDF File 1 MB)
Chapiter 2 PDF File (PDF File 1,5 MB)
Chapiter 3 PDF File (PDF File 1,2 MB)
ANNEXES - français PDF File (PDF File 9,6 MB)