Georgiev, Todorov & Co  
Georgiev, Todorov & Co.
On 14 July 2017 the amendments to the European Small Claims Procedure entered into force (see Regulation (EU) 2015/2421 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 amending Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 establishing a European Small Claims Procedure and Regulation (EC) No 1896/2006 creating a European order for payment procedure)  

On 14 July 2017 the amendments to the European Small Claims Procedure entered into force (see Regulation (EU) 2015/2421 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 amending Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 establishing a European Small Claims Procedure and Regulation (EC) No 1896/2006 creating a European order for payment procedure)

21.07.2017

On 14 July 2017 the amendments to the European Small Claims Procedure entered into force (see Regulation (EU) 2015/2421 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 amending Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 establishing a European Small Claims Procedure and Regulation (EC) No 1896/2006 creating a European order for payment procedure). The Small Claims Procedure becomes simpler, faster and more user friendly, which means that:

1. The value of a claim rises to EUR 5 000 in comparison to the previous amount of EUR 2 000.

2. Citizens can use online procedures to avoid unnecessary travelling to courts and use technology to initiate the proceedings online; use video-conferencing for communication; limit the physical presence only to the cases when the court cannot make a decision based on written documents. Moreover, service of documents and other written communications can be done via electronic means.

3. The court fees charged in a Member State for the European Small Claims Procedure shall not be disproportionate and shall not be higher than the court fees charged for national simplified court procedures in that Member State.