Recognition & enforcement of court decisions
If a court has decided that someone must pay you an amount of money or undertake a particular action (judgment) and this has not happened or you have not received the money, you may want to ask the court to enforce the decision.
Taking of evidence
If you initiate legal proceedings, it is usually crucial to present evidence to the court in order to prove your claim.
Service of documents: official transmission of legal documents
If you are involved in a legal proceeding and you need to send and/or receive legal or extrajudicial documents, you can find national information on how to proceed here.
Time limits on procedures
When you are involved in a civil dispute and think you may have to litigate, you must be aware that there is certain deadline for taking action.
Online processing of cases and e-communication with courts
Information on the current status to communicate electronically with national courts.
Protection against violence & harassment
Any protection measures (restraining, barring or a similar protection order) granted by a national court can be enforced in another EU country.
Which country's court is responsible?
European Union law can determine which court handles a case when both parties to a dispute initiate proceedings in different EU countries.