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In Romania, applications for recognition and declaration of enforceability (exequatur) fall within the jurisdiction of the courts (Articles 95(1) and 1098 of the Code of Civil Procedure). Appeals against decisions regarding recognition and declaration of enforceability (exequatur) fall within the jurisdiction of the courts of appeal (curţi de apel) (Article 96(2) of Law No 134/2010 on the Code of Civil Procedure).
Second appeal to the High Court of Cassation and Justice (Înalta Curte de Casaţie şi Justiţie) (Article 97(1) of the Code of Civil Procedure)
The High Court's address is: Strada Batiștei No 25, Sector 2, Bucharest (postal code: 020934).
Notary Public (Notarul public).
The names and contact details of the notaries' offices can be found on the website of the Romanian National Union of Notaries Public (Uniúne Naționale a Notarilor Publici din România): http://www.uniuneanotarilor.ro/?p=2.2.3&lang=ro.
According to a draft law, the European Certificate of Succession (certificatul european de moștenitor) is issued, on request, by the Notary Public who issued the certificate of succession according to Romanian law. An appeal may be lodged against the issuing of the Certificate and against refusal to issue it. The dispute is settled by the district court (judecătorie) in whose jurisdiction the notary who issued the original certificate according to Romanian law is based. The decision is subject to one single appeal. During the appeal the court may order the suspension of the effects of the European Certificate of Succession.
Rectification, modification or withdrawal of the European Certificate of Succession are the responsibility of the notary who issued it. In case of such rectification, modification or withdrawal, the Notary Public must inform all persons to whom copies of the Certificate were issued. An appeal may be lodged against the rectification, modification or withdrawal of the European Certificate of Succession. The dispute is settled by the district court in whose jurisdiction the notary who issued the rectified, modified or withdrawn certificate is based. The decision is subject to one single appeal.
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