New EU Regulation


Following EU regulation regarding a European Small Claims Procedure will apply from 1 January 2009 in all EU member states:

Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 establishing a European Small Claims Procedure.

The text of the Regulation is accompanied by four annexes, containing the standard forms to be used by the parties and the Court in the procedure, as follows:

     * Annex I: Form A - Claim form, to be filled in by the claimant (see Art. 4(1) of the Reg.)

     * Annex II: Form B - Request by the Court or Tribunal to complete and/or rectify the claim form (see Art. 4(4) of the Reg.);

     * Annex III: Form C - Answer form, containing information and guidelines for the defendant (see Art. 5(2) and (3) of the Reg.);

     * Annex IV: Form D - Certificate concerning a judgment in the European Small Claims Procedure (to be filled by the Court/Tribunal: see Art. 20(2) of the Reg.).  

According to its Art. 29, the ESCP Regulation has entered into force on 1 August 2007, the day following its publication in the O.J.), and will apply from 1 January 2009.

Click HERE  for the English text of the Regulation (in PDF format with the Annexes here - 6.7 Mb)  

Click HERE for the French text of the Regulation ((in PDF format with the Annexes here - 6.7 Mb)  

(Contribution from ATR, Asociaţia Traducătorilor din Romānia)