Which authority will help me send a claim to another EU country?
Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Slovenia
Telephone: +386 1 369 53 38
Fax: +386 1 369 53 06
What is the role of the assisting authority?
The Ministry of Justice (as an assisting authority) is responsible for cooperation and exchanging information between the Committee (which decides on compensation), the police and the competent authorities of other countries, and helps to find appropriate solutions in cross-border cases (when a foreigner is a victim in the Republic of Slovenia or when a Slovenian national is a victim abroad).
The Ministry of Justice provides claimants with basic information about the possibilities and conditions for claiming compensation in other EU Member States and, for this purpose, also requests information from the authorities of other Member States. The Ministry of Justice is also competent to receive and forward claims in cross-border cases.
Will this authority translate the supporting documents, if the outgoing claim needs this? If so, who pays for this?
Yes, translation costs are covered by the Republic of Slovenia.
Are there administrative or other charges to be paid when the claim is sent abroad?
No. No fee is charged for claims, actions and decisions in compensation proceedings under the Crime Victim Compensation Act (Zakon o odškodnini žrtvam kaznivih dejanj – ZOZKD).
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