FINDING COMPETENT COURTS
The search tool below will help you to identify court(s)/authority(ies) competent for a specific European legal instrument. Please note that although every effort has been made to ascertain the accuracy of the results, there may be some exceptional cases concerning the determination of competence that are not necessarily covered.
Article 29(1)(a) - Courts with jurisdiction
Applications for a European order for payment lodged in Sweden are examined by the Swedish Enforcement Administration (Kronofogdemyndigheten) (Section 2 of the Act on a European Order for Payment Procedure).
Article 29(1)(b) - Review procedure
Applications for review are examined by the court of appeal (hovrätt) (Section 13 of the Act on a European Order for Payment Procedure). If an application is granted, the court of appeal simultaneously decides that the reassessment will be undertaken by the Swedish Enforcement Administration.
For further information on these issues, please contact the Swedish Enforcement Administration (https://www.kronofogden.se/du-har-ett-krav-mot-nagon/du-vill-fa-ditt-krav-faststallt/du-vill-fa-betalt-fran-nagon-i-annat-eu-land)
Article 29(1)(c) - Means of communication
Applications for a European order for payment must in principle be lodged in paper form. The Swedish Enforcement Administration may decide that applications are to be made via a medium enabling the use of automatic data processing (Section 4 of the Regulation on a European Order for Payment Procedure).
Article 29(1)(d) - Accepted languages
In applications for enforcement in Sweden of European orders for payment declared enforceable in another Member State, the order for payment must be translated into Swedish or English (Section 10 of the Regulation on a European Order for Payment Procedure).
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