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NB! Council Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 has been replaced by Regulation (EU) 2020/1784 of the European Parliament and of the Council as of 1 July 2022.

Notifications made under the new Regulation can be found here!

Article 2(1) – Transmitting agencies

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List of competent authorities

Article 2(2) – Receiving agencies

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List of competent authorities

Article 2(4)(c) – Means of receipt of documents

Means of receipt available: post.

Article 2(4)(d) – Languages that may be used for the completion of the standard form set out in Annex I

Apart from Greek, the form may be completed in English or French.

Article 3 – Central body

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Ηellenic Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights

(Ypourgéio Dikaiosýnis, Diafáneias kai Anthropínon Dikaiomáton)

Department of International Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Criminal Cases

(Tmíma Diethnoús Dikastikís Synergasías se Astikés kai Poinikés Ypothéseis)

96 Mesogion Av.

Μεσογείων 96

11527 Athens, Greece

11527 Aθήνα, Ελλάδα

Τelephone: (0030) 210 7767529, (0030) 210 7767322, (0030) 210 7767312

Fax: (0030) 210 7767499


Article 4 – Transmission of documents

Apart from Greek, Greece accepts request forms completed in French or English.

Articles 8(3) and 9(2) – Particular periods set by national law for serving documents

Greece does not intend to derogate from Article 9(1) and (2).

Article 10 – Certificate of service and copy of the document served

Apart from Greek, Greece accepts certificates completed in French or English.

Article 11 – Costs of service

From 1 August 2013, the costs of service by a public prosecutor (eisangeléas) correspond to a fixed fee of EUR 50.

Fees must be paid by bank transfer to the ‘Hellenic Ministry of Justice, Transparency & Human Rights’ (Ypourgeío Dikaiosýnis, Diafáneias kai Anthropínon Dikaiomáton), into the following bank account:

Bank of Greece (Trápeza tis Elládos)

Account number: 23/2341147896

IBAN: GR9101000230000002341147896

Swift Code: BNGRGRAA

All requests for service in accordance with Article 4 of the Regulation must comply with the procedure described. Requests not accompanied by the required receipt of payment from the bank will be returned without processing.

Article 13 – Service by diplomatic or consular agents

Greece opposes the service of judicial and extrajudicial documents within its territory in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Article, except where the documents in question are to be served on nationals of the Member State in which the documents originate.

Article 15 – Direct service

Greece has not expressed any reservation regarding this Article.

Article 19 – Defendant not entering an appearance

Notwithstanding paragraph 1, the courts in Greece are required to give judgment provided that the conditions of paragraph 2 are fulfilled.

An application for relief provided for by paragraph 4 may be filed with three years of judgment being given.

Last update: 13/07/2022

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