Maintenance obligations - Greece
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Article 71 1. (a) - Courts for application for a declaration of enforceability and courts for appeal against decisions on such applications
The court with competence to deal with applications for a declaration of enforceability in accordance with Article 27(1) is the First Instance Court and the court with competence to deal with appeals against decisions on such applications in accordance with Article 32(2) is the Court of Appeal under the regional jurisdiction of which falls the First Instance Court that issued the decision .
The redress procedure provided for in Article 32(2) is the appeal (έφεση).
Article 71 1. (b) - Redress procedure
The redress procedure provided for in Article 33 is the appeal in cassation (αίτηση αναίρεσης). The court dealing with the redress procedure is the Civil and Criminal Supreme Court of Greece (Areios Pagos or in Greek: Άρειος Πάγος).
Article 71 1. (c) - Review procedure
Pursuant to Article 19, the default maintenance decision issued by a foreign court may be challenged by the defaulting party / defendant. Appeals against a default maintenance decision are addressed to the court which issued the decision.
Article 71 1. (d) - Central Authorities
The Central Authority under Article 49(3) is the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights - Department of International Judicial Cooperation in Civil & Criminal Matters.
115 27, Athens, Greece
Tel: (+30) 210 7767312
Fax: (+30) 210 7767499
Article 71 1. (e) – Public bodies
Greek law does not provide for the exercise of the Central Authority's functions by public bodies or bodies subject to supervision by the competent authority as provided for in Article 51(3).
Article 71 1. (f) – Competent authorities for enforcement
The authority with competence in matters of enforcement for the purposes of Article 21 is the First Instance Court.
Article 71 1. (g) - Accepted languages for translations of documents
Article 71 1. (h) - Languages accepted by Central Authorities for communication with other Central Authorities
The languages accepted by the Central Authority for communication with other Central Authorities referred to in Article 59 are Greek and English.
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Last update: 25/11/2019