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Regulation 2201/2003

The Regulation applies between all Member States of the European Union with the exception of Denmark.

A judgment given in a Member State shall be recognised in the other Member States without any special procedure being required.

A judgment given in a Member State and enforceable in that State shall be enforced in another Member State when, on the application of any interested party, it has been declared enforceable there. An application for a declaration of enforceability shall be submitted to the court appearing in Finding a court for an application. The appeal against the decision on the application for a declaration of enforceability shall be lodged with the court appearing in the list Finding a court for an appeal.

Judgments on access rights and judgments concerning the return of the child are recognised and enforceable in other Member States, without the need for a declaration of enforceability, provided they are accompanied by a certificate.

The Regulation provides for four standard forms.

Each Member State shall designate at least one central authority to assist with the application of the Regulation.

The ATLAS provides you with information concerning the application of the Regulations and a user-friendly tool for filling in the forms.

Information provided by Croatia on judicial cooperation in civil matters is available on the European e-Justice Portal.


The forms are only available on the European e-Justice Portal .

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