Council Regulation (EC) No 1206/2001, which covers cooperation between courts in different EU countries on the taking of evidence in civil and commercial cases, provides a general legal framework for the taking of evidence in another country than that of the court. However, each EU country has its own procedural laws in this area, so the details of the process vary according to the law of the country receiving a request for cooperation.
To make it easier for judicial authorities in different EU countries to work together and make full use of videoconferencing for the taking of evidence in another EU country, the European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters (EJN civil) has produced a set of factsheets. These provide practical information on rules, procedures and technical facilities in different EU countries.
To read a factsheet, click on the appropriate national flag on the right-hand side of this page.
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Last update: 01/06/2016