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Progress for EU cross-border rules 21/11/2012 The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed European Commission proposals to help businesses and consumers resolve cross-border legal disputes more easily

Progress for EU cross-border rules

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed the European Commission's proposals to help businesses and consumers resolve cross-border legal disputes more easily.

MEPs voted by 567 votes to 28 in favour of reforming the rules that determine which national court has jurisdiction in cross-border cases and how court judgments issued in one EU country are recognised and enforced in another.

The legislation proposes to abolish the costly "exequatur" procedure, which requires companies to first go through a time-consuming and costly procedure in courts to get a judgment in civil and commercial matters recognised in another EU country.

Abolishing this administrative procedure is expected to save businesses and consumers up to EUR 48 million a year.

The draft legislation will now pass to the Council for final adoption, expected to take place at the next Council of Justice Ministers in December.
 

 

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