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Croatia - cooperation in civil matters

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Croatia's accession to the European Union on 1 July marks another milestone in completing the construction of the EU.

Please see below information provided by Croatia in both Croatian and English on EU legislation in the field of judicial cooperation in civil matters:

It covers the following areas:

  • judgments in civil and commercial matters
  • matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility
  • maintenance obligations
  • service of judicial and extra-judicial documents
  • taking of evidence
  • European procedures (European Payment Order procedure, European Small Claims procedure, European Enforcement Order for uncontested claims

Please also note that a certain number of regulations in the field of civil justice have been amended by Link opens in new windowCouncil Regulation (EU) No 517/2013 of 13 May 2013 due to the accession of Croatia.

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Last update: 26/07/2013