The competent courts are the territorially competent district civil courts of the country.
The action is brought by lodging a written application to the registry of the district civil court in person. The application may also be made by email or via a digital platform for the submission of documentation where such means are available.
No such authority has been established.
There is no possibility of electronic service or communication by electronic means.
Those who engage in electronic commerce in Greece, i.e. persons offering services and effecting sales via the Internet, have a legal obligation to accept communications using electronic means, pursuant to Article 8(1) of Presidential Decree No 131/2003 (harmonisation of Greek law with Directive 2000/31/EC), in cases involving disputes arising from contracts concluded between the parties by use of a simple electronic signature, i.e. through simple electronic mail and messages exchanged.
The costs are calculated on the basis of costs incurred by the winning party in the particular court case.
Court fees to be paid by the claimant include: a) the lawyer’s fees, provided that the relevant proceedings were signed off by a Greek lawyer, amounting to EUR 32, and (b) the court stamp duty paid for the consideration of each court case, amounting to approximately 1.14 % of the total amount requested (principal and interest). No court stamp duty is to be paid for claims up to the amount of EUR 200.
Where the defendant assigns the case to a lawyer (who must sign the completed form C), he or she must pay an advance lawyer’s invoice fee of EUR 32.
Exceptionally, an additional advance lawyer’s invoice fee of EUR 32 is required where the lawyer is called to an oral hearing.
Court stamp duty must be paid to the State budget, while lawyers’ fees must be paid to the Bar Associations, which collects and subsequently pays the lawyer’s invoice by filing a corresponding document.
Judgments handed down under the small claims procedure are not appealable. However, recourse is available in the form of an application to be submitted to the court that issued the decision, and an appeal for annulment to the Supreme Court.
A review request may only be submitted by filing an application at the registry of the court that issued the decision.
The acceptable language is Greek.
The bailiffs competent at the place of enforcement are responsible for the seizure of movable and immovable property; the notaries are responsible for auctioning.
The lawyers are responsible for the drawing up of the garnishing order, while the bailiffs are responsible for the service of that document.
The district civil court which issued the decision is competent under Article 23 of the Regulation.
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