A person or company in Sweden can apply for a European Order for Payment against someone in another EU country in order to have their claim determined. Conversely, a person or company in another EU country may file an application against someone living in Sweden. Denmark is the exception — it is not possible to apply for or determine a European Order for Payment there.
The difference between the orders
The application is processed similarly to the usual Swedish order to pay. The following is specific to the European Order for Payment:
- You must apply in writing using a specific form that is common throughout the EU.
- The decision becomes valid throughout the EU once we or a foreign court have determined the claim. The decision can be implemented (enforced) in all EU countries, except in Denmark.
- Neither you who apply nor the person who owes you money need to attend the court proceedings.
- Competent EU courts issue European orders for payment. In Sweden, the Enforcement Authority has the role of competent court. This means that we process these matters.