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Defense law in the EU

SuMMONS to appear in court from another member country of the European Union

  • What should I do If I receive at home a summons to appear in Court from another member country of the European Union?
  • REGULATION (EC) No 1393/2007 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 13 November 2007 on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters.

  • The addressee may refuse to accept it if it is not in one of the languages provided for in Article 8.
  • I may refuse to accept the document o return it to the receiving agency within one week if it is not written in, or accompanied by a translation into a language I do understand or the official language of the Member State addressed ( the corresponding ANNEX 2 mentionned in the European Regulation shall be attached to the document).