The European Commission presented today its findings on the application of EU rules governing the ‘service of documents’ in civil justice proceedings, i.e., Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007. According to the report European rules have helped speed up the service of documents between EU countries, despite an ever increasing caseload. Delivery times for judicial documents have fallen in Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Greece and Portugal.
To further improve the functioning of these rules, the Commission intends to follow up on today’s report with a public consultation to be carried out in the course of 2014.
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