As of 10 January 2015 the amended Brussels I Regulation will come into force. It will render cross-border judgments automatically enforceable across the EU.

An enforceable judgment in civil and commercial matters in one Member State will be automatically enforceable anywhere in the EU. This amendment puts an end to the exequatur procedure.

Cutting red tape: Savings of up to €48 million thanks to new rules for cross-border judgments

Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (recast), OJ L 351/1, 20.12.2012