Conference: Croatia on its Way to the European Judicial Area – Settlement of Commercial and Consumer Disputes


The conference is organized by the Institute of European Law and Comparative Legislation and the University of Rijeka Faculty of Law. It will take place in the Hotel Ambasador in Opatija, Croatia on 7 and 8 December 2006. The speakers at the conference are experts from Croatia as well as from several EC Member States including Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands. The simultaneous English-Croatian interpreting is provided.


7 December 2006


Prof. dr. sc. Miomir Matulovi?, Dean of the Faculty of Law Rijeka, Croatia


  • Is Croatia Prepared to Enter European Judicial Area? Ljiljana Vodopija ?engi?, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Justice of Republic of the Croatia
  • Current State of Play of Consumer Protection Law in the Republic of Croatia Ema Culi, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Economy, Labor and Entrepreneurship of the Republic of Croatia
  • Republic of Croatia on its Way to the European Union – NegotiationsNeven Pelicari?, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integrations of the Republic of Croatia 


  • Key Elements of European Judicial Area Prof. dr. sc. Werner Meng, Director of the Europa Institut, University of Saarbrücken, Germany
  • European Enforcement OrderProf. dr. sc. Tito Ballarino, Law Faculty Milan, Italy
  • Creating the European Judicial Area in Civil and Commercial Matters – The ECJ’s Powers and Limitations Mr. sc. Ivana Kunda, Law Faculty Rijeka, Croatia
  • Reasonable Length of Civil Proceedings in Croatia Prof. dr. sc. Aldo Radolovi?, President of the County Court Pula, Croatia
  • Fundamental rights as General Legal Principles in EU Štefica Stažnik, President of the Croatian Judicial Academy, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia
  • Implementation and Application Requirements of EU law for NationalAuthorities Prof. dr. sc. Linda Senden, Law Faculty Tilburg, the Netherlands


  • International Jurisdiction for Commercial Disputes – Differences between Croatian Law and Brussels I Regulation Doc. dr. sc. Davor Babi?, Law Faculty Zagreb, Croatia
  • International Jurisdiction for Opening of Insolvency Proceeding Doc. dr. sc. Jasnica Garaši?, Law Faculty Zagreb, Croatia
  • Extrajudicial Settlement of Commercial Disputes in Italy Prof. dr. sc. Fabio Padovini, Law Faculty Trieste, Italy
  • Conciliation as a Tool for effective Settlement of Commercial Disputes – Newly Adopted Practice of the Croatian High Commercial Court Mr. sc. Sr?an Šimac, President of the High Commercial Court Zagreb, Croatia

 8 December 2006


  • New Perspectives of Extrajudicial Settlement of Consumer Disputes in Croatia Željka Luka?evi?-Suboti?, Head of the Consumer Protection Department, Ministry of Economy, Labor and Entrepreneurship of Republic of Croatia
  • Legal Remedies Available to the Croatian Consumer – Individual Action v. Collective Action Dr. sc. Marko Bareti?, Law Faculty Zagreb, Croatia
  • Group Litigation as an Efficient Mechanism for Consumer Protection Prof. dr. sc. Vesna Tomljenovi?, Law Faculty Rijeka, Croatia
  • Extrajudicial Settlement of Consumer Disputes in Croatia Dr. sc. Nina Tepeš, Law Faculty Zagreb, Croatia
  • Extrajudicial Settlement of Consumer Disputes in ItalyProf. dr. sc. Gian Antonio Benacchio, Law Faculty Trento, Italy
  • Collective Legal Remedies beyond Injunctions against Unfair Trade Practices – German Perspective Prof. dr. sc. Helmut Rüssmann, Law Faculty Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Injunction for Protection of Consumer Interests in EU Law Prof. dr. sc. Silvija Petri?, Law Faculty Split, Croatia
  • Extrajudicial Settlement of Financial Services Disputes with Consumers – European Experiences and Croatian Law Prof. dr. sc. Edita ?ulinovi?-Herc, Law Faculty Rijeka, Croatia & doc. dr. sc. Nataša Žuni? Kova?evi?, Law Faculty Rijeka, Croatia

Registering the participation is possible via fax (+385 51 359 595), or e-mail Participation fee is 800,00 kn. There are also special rates for rooms at the Hotel Ambasadors available for the participants at the conference.

Contact information:

  • Prof. dr. sc. Vesna Tomljenovi?; Prof. dr. sc. Edita ?ulinovi?-Herc; Dr sc. Vlatka Butroac
  • Tel: +385 51 359 535
  • Fax: +385 51 359 595
  • E-mail:
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