FINDING COMPETENT COURTS/AUTHORITIES
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Annex I - The rules of jurisdiction referred to in Article 3(2) and Article 4(2)
The Bulgarian courts and other authorities have international jurisdiction when the plaintiff or applicant is a Bulgarian national or a legal person registered in the Republic of Bulgaria (Article 4(1)(2) of the Code of International Private Law).
Annex II - The courts or competent authorities to which the application referred to in Article 39 may be submitted
The application for a declaration of the enforceability of a judicial decision or another act issued in another Member State of the European Union are to be submitted to the provincial court (okrazhen sad) (Article 623(1) of the Code of Civil Procedure).
Annex III - The courts with which appeals referred to in Article 43(2) may be lodged
The order is subject to appeal before the Sofia Appeal Court (Article 623(b), first sentence, of the Code of Civil Procedure).
Annex IV- The appeals which may be lodged pursuant to Article 44
The decision of the Sofia Appeal Court is subject to further appeal before the Supreme Court of Cassation (Article 623(6), second sentence, of the Code of Civil Procedure).
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Last update: 10/09/2020