Directive 2008/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters seeks to facilitate access to alternative dispute resolution and to promote the amicable settlement of disputes by encouraging the use of mediation and by ensuring a balanced relationship between mediation and judicial proceedings.
The competent authorities according to article 6 (3) of the Directive are the authorities competent to receive requests asking that the content of a written agreement resulting from mediation is made enforceable.
The Directive applies between all Member States of the European Union with the exception of Denmark.
The European e-Justice Portal provides you with information concerning the application of the Directive.
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