Judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters 


What are all sources of EU law? How are the Regulations, Directives and Decisions applied? What is primacy of European law? What are the roles of the Court of Justice of the European Union and of the national courts and why is the dialogue between the courts important?

These were some of the introductory topics of the workshops on judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters intended for judges and civil servants of the Ministry of Justice, organised by the PLAC II Project in cooperation with the Judicial Academy, in Belgrade and Nis, on 22 and 23 November.

The PLAC II Project experts, Senka Orlić-Zaninović and Nevenka Baran presented the tasks of the European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters, along with the ways the network facilitates judicial and legal cooperation between Member States and supports local courts in cross-border cases relating to business, consumer or labour disputes, as well as cases of divorce, custody of children and inheritance.

In addition to this, they spoke about the ways to improve and speed up the delivery of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters, as well as how the Regulation 1206/2001 simplifies and speeds up cooperation between courts in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters.

The EU acquis related to judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters belong to the most complex areas, regulated mainly by the EU Regulations, which are directly applicable in the EU Member States.

Presentations from the workshop are available below: