European payment order


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European cross-border procedures - European payment order

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Article 29(1)(a) - Courts with jurisdiction

The parties competent for issuing payment orders are: for claims falling within the competence of the district court, i.e. claims not exceeding twenty thousand (20 000) euros, the district court judge; for claims exceeding twenty thousand (20 000) euros, the judge of the single-member court of first instance.

However, the district court judge is competent to issue payment orders, especially associated with any disputes arising from tenancy agreements, where the agreed monthly rent does not exceed six hundred (600) euros. If the agreed rent is more than six hundred (600) euros, the single-member court of first instance is competent.

Article 29(1)(b) - Review procedure

The review procedure must be launched by lodging an objection against the payment order before the district court judge or the judge of the single-member court of first instance who issued the payment order.

Article 29(1)(c) - Means of communication

The standard form in the Annex to the Regulation should be submitted to the secretariat of the competent court in writing. It is also possible to submit it by email, on the e-codex digital platform or via the digital platform for the submission of legal documents where these media are available.

Article 29(1)(d) - Accepted languages

Greek is the permitted language.

Last update: 01/12/2020

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