Enforcement of Court rulings in Poland
On 10th of January 2015 the act amending Code of Civil Procedure enters into force. It is a significant amendment- it concerns important issues of recognition and enforceability of settlements and rulings of courts in Poland. According to these new rules, settlements and rulings of courts, issued in the territory of European Union, shall be, in principle, automatically enforceable. And they do not require issuing a writ of execution!
The main goal of amendment is to supplement Regulation No 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) of 12 December 2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (recast) and Regulation (EU) No 606/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 on mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters.
What is more, Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, loses legal validity.
Although both new Regulations- No 1215/2012 and No 606/2013- shall be applied directly, provisions’ both of new regulations require updating in national law. Without these supplements, new provisions cannot be effectively applied.
Similar rules concern enforcement of polish rulings in the territory of EU. Therefore, I do hope that enforcement of these claims will finally become easier.