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Conference organised under the auspices of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union
The Commission adopted on 10 March 2016 the report on the activities of the European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters (EJN-civil). This report provides an analysis of the substantial support of EJN-civil over the last five years for developing day-to-day judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters between Member States. The report also paves the way forward to further developing judicial cooperation and building additional capacities of the EJN to ensure efficient application of Union civil justice instruments.
Commission goes ahead with 17 Member States to clarify the rules applicable to property regimes for Europe’s international couples
Commission goes ahead with 17 Member States to clarify property rights for Europe’s international couples
Public consultation on impacts of maximum remuneration ratio under Capital Requirements Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD IV), and overall efficiency of CRD IV remuneration rules
Public consultation on the application of Directive 2008/52/EC on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters
Justice for growth: cross-border debt recovery and Europe-wide patent protection are now a reality for EU citizens
Justice for Growth: European Parliament paves the way for cross-border debt recovery and Europe-wide patent protection
Brussels IIa Regulation: A report by the European Commission sheds light on problems of international families
Insolvency: Commission recommends new approach to rescue businesses and give honest entrepreneurs a second chance
Insolvency: Commission recommends new approach to rescue business and give honest entrepreneurs a second chance
Shopped online and want your money back? Commission Proposal on Small Claims helps consumers and SMEs
Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgements in civil and commercial matters
29/07/13 - The European Commission adopts the proposal on the amendments to the Brussels I Regulation (recast) aiming at ensuring the coherent application of the Unified Patent Court Agreement and the Regulation.
Commission recommends Member States to have collective redress mechanisms in place to ensure access to justice
Businesses hit by the economic crisis will be thrown a lifeline under a new proposal from the European Commission to modernise Europe’s rules on cross-border business insolvency, helping to give otherwise viable businesses a ‘second chance’.
European insolvency laws are under review
Succession laws in Europe
Debt recovery and Small Claims procedure in Europe
Lithuania is the 15th EU Member State to sign up to enhanced cooperation rules to help international couples
European Parliament backs rules to do away with 27 national rules for recognising judgements in cross-border court cases
Limitation periods for compensation claims of cross-border road traffic accidents in the European Union
Regional Court of Antwerp won the the 2012 European Crystal Scales of Justice prize for innovative court practices. The prize was awarded in Vilnius, marking the European Day of Civil Justice, in presence of the Minister of Justice of Lithuania. The jury examined 38 applications from some 18 European States.
The EP's Legal Affairs Committee voted to back the reform of rules to determine which national court has jurisdiction in cross-border cases and how court judgements issued in one EU country are recognised and enforced in another.
European Parliament Committee backs rules to cut red tape for business and consumers in cross-border court cases
Cross-border legal disputes: Commission takes Cyprus and the Netherlands to Court for failing to transpose EU rules
Call for applications for the European Crystal Scales of Justice Prize for innovative practices contributing to the efficiency and quality of civil justice
Information on a call for applications for selection of candidates for Group of Experts on cross-border insolvency
The Commission hereby invites applications from individuals with a view to establishing a group of experts the Commission with the revision of Council Regulation (EC) 1346/2000 on insolvency proceedings (the "Insolvency Regulation").
There are around 16 million international couples in the EU. The EU is agreeing common rules to simplify their joint property rights, and to let them choose which national law to use in case of divorce.
On the initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, the European Day of Civil Justice is celebrated every year on 25 October. Judicial institutions of the Member States are invited to actively participate in the celebration of this day, by organising events for a wide public (in particular youth) and judicial professionals. Information is available on the CEPEJ website: www.coe.int/cepej where programmes of the various events will be published.
Citizens loose time and money figuring out which court is competent and which law applies to their property regime, when they marry or when their marriage or partnership comes to an end because of death or divorce. In Europe, there are around 16 million international couples, and at least 650,000 of them face these questions every year. The European Commission adopted two legislative proposals on 16 March 2011 to bring legal clarity to the property rights for married couples and for registered partnership with an international dimension.