The Council of the EU has published a press release announcing that, in its configuration as the Justice and Home Affairs Council, it has agreed on a general approach on the proposal for a Regulation creating a European Account Preservation Order (EAPO) to facilitate cross-border debt recovery in civil and commercial matters. The next stage of the process will involve the European Parliament adopting the first reading position on 11 March 2014.

View Press release: 3279th Council meeting – Justice and Home Affairs, 5 and 6 December 2013