One of the aims of the new Civil Procedure Code is to ensure access for appropriates parties to simpler procedural means and forms, as well as to accelerate the case settlement procedure, including the compulsory enforcement stage.
The new Civil Procedure Code came into force on February 15, 2013.
The rather drastic changes sought to reconfigure the material competence of the courts, with a view to ensuring an equitable distribution of cases which would make the judicial procedures more fluid and quick, would make the summoning and service procedure more effective and would implement procedural mechanisms and instruments aimed at contributing to the settlement of civil cases in a reasonable term.
These include the exceptional character of deferments that may be granted by the court, the duty of the court to set short procedure terms, even of one day, the reorganisation of the civil trial steps with a view to increasing efficiency of the legal act and to reducing the duration of the civil trial, and the reconsideration of the stipulations regarding the means of appeal.
New Civil Procedure Code, NCPC, OSIM