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Small claims - Bulgaria

1 Existence of a specific small claims procedure

The Bulgarian Civil Procedure Code does not provide for a special small claims procedure. As of 01.01.2009, the Bulgarian courts apply Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 establishing a European Small Claims Procedure. Those proceedings are heard in the regional courts, whereas for issues not specifically dealt with in Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 the general rules of the Civil Procedure Code are applicable.

1.1 Scope of procedure, threshold

The Bulgarian Civil Procedure Code does not provide for a special small claims procedure.

1.2 Application of procedure

The Bulgarian Civil Procedure Code does not provide for a special small claims procedure.

1.3 Forms

The Bulgarian Civil Procedure Code does not provide for a special small claims procedure.

1.4 Assistance

The Bulgarian Civil Procedure Code does not provide for a special small claims procedure.

1.5 Rules concerning the taking of evidence

The Bulgarian Civil Procedure Code does not provide for a special small claims procedure.

1.6 Written procedure

The Bulgarian Civil Procedure Code does not provide for a special small claims procedure.

1.7 Content of judgment

The Bulgarian Civil Procedure Code does not provide for a special small claims procedure.

1.8 Reimbursement of costs

The Bulgarian Civil Procedure Code does not provide for a special small claims procedure.

1.9 Possibility to appeal

The Bulgarian Civil Procedure Code does not provide for a special small claims procedure.


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Last update: 25/03/2017