Facilitating cross-border debt recovery: the European payment order and small claims regulations

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    Abstract

    Reviews EC legislative initiatives to remove obstacles to cross-border debt recovery. Examines the shortcomings of the existing system, the background to the creation of a European order for payment (EOP) procedure under Regulation 1896/2006 and key features of the EOP, including its scope, the application process and enforcement mechanisms. Discusses the European small claims procedure established under Regulation 861/2007 and highlights its scope and main elements. Comments on the Regulations' definition of cross-border claims and the optional nature of the mechanisms they introduce.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)449-465
    Number of pages17
    JournalInternational and Comparative Law Quarterly
    Volume57
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

    Keywords

    • Civil procedure
    • European Union law
    • Debt collection
    • Enforcement
    • European payment order
    • Small claims

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