The European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters (EJN-civil) is a flexible, non-bureaucratic network which brings together national judicial authorities. It aims at simplifying and strengthening judicial cooperation between Member States. In operation since 2002, the EJN-civil improves the practical application and implementation of EU civil justice instruments.
The EJN-civil facilitates relations between national judicial authorities which results in providing help for people involved in civil and commercial judicial proceedings with a cross-border dimension (relating to more than one Member State).
The EJN-civil also provides citizens with a wide range of information on European, national, and international law in civil and commercial law through the specific content pages, i.e.:
- How to proceed?
- “Order for payment” procedures
- Small claims
- Procedures for enforcing a judgment
- Taking of evidence
- Interim and precautionary measures
- Procedural time limits
- Automatic processing
- Lawful removal of the child
- Maintenance claims
- Parental responsibility
- Which law will apply?
- Service of documents
- Cross-border family mediation
Since its inception, the EJN-civil has been an important instrument for providing support for the implementation of EU civil justice instruments in daily legal practice.
Please visit the following subpages to find more information about the Network:
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Last update: 19/11/2015