31997F0827(01)

Council Act of 26 May 1997 drawing up a Convention on the service in the Member States of the European Union of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters

Official Journal C 261 , 27/08/1997 P. 0001 - 0001


COUNCIL ACT of 26 May 1997 drawing up a Convention on the service in the Member States of the European Union of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters (97/C 261/01)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article K.3 (2) (c) thereof,

Having examined the views of the European Parliament (1) following the consultation conducted by the Presidency in accordance with Article K.6 of the Treaty,

Considering that, for the purposes of achieving the objectives of the European Union, the Member States view the rules on cooperation in the service of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters as a matter of common interest falling within the scope of judicial cooperation in civil matters as laid down in Title VI of the Treaty,

HAVING DECIDED that the Convention, the text of which is attached, which has been signed today by the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, is hereby drawn up,

RECOMMENDS that it be adopted by the Member States in accordance with their respective constitutional requirements.

Done at Brussels, 26 May 1997.

For the Council

The President

W. SORGDRAGER

(1) Opinion delivered on 11 April 1997 (not yet published in the Official Journal).