Recently, the Law for completion of G.E.O. no. 119/2006, regarding some necessary measures for the enforcement of some community regulations from the date of Romania’s accession to the European Union, as well as for amendment and completion of G.E.O. 80/2013, regarding the judicial stamp duties, was adopted.
According to Regulation (EC) no. 1,896/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of December 12th, 2006, the requests for the issuance of the European order for payment shall be resolved by the competent court to judge the merits of the case in the first instance. At the same time, the request for re-examination is within the competence of the court whose decision is being appealed, which judges in a panel of two judges.
In fact, according to Regulation no. 861/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of July 11th, 2007 on applications with a reduced value, the jurisdiction belongs to the court, and the decisions by which it is resolved are subject only to appeal to the court, within 30 days from the communication.
According to the amendments introduced in the content of G.E.O. no. 80 of 2013, applications with reduced value are taxed with 50 lei, if the value of the application does not exceed 2,000 lei or the value in euros does not exceed the equivalent of 2,000 lei. For applications whose values exceed 2,000 lei or whose values in euros exceed the equivalent of 2,000 lei, the judicial stamp duty is 200 lei.