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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Okresný súd Dunajská Streda (Slovakia) lodged on 8 November 2017 — ZSE Energia, a.s. v RG

(Case C-627/17)

Language of the case: Slovak

Referring court

Okresný súd Dunajská Streda

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: ZSE Energia, a.s.

Defendant: RG

Questions referred

Must the term ‘one of the parties’ used in Article 3(1) of Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 1 establishing a European Small Claims Procedure (‘Regulation No 861/2007’) be interpreted as also including the ‘intervener’, that is, an individual participating in the proceedings who is neither the claimant (applicant) nor the respondent (defendant), but who intervenes in the proceedings in order to support the arguments put forward by the claimant (applicant) or the respondent (defendant)?

In the event that the ‘intervener’ is not to be regarded as a ‘party’ for the purposes of Article 3(1) of Regulation No 861/2007:

Does a procedure commenced using Form A of [Annex I] to Regulation No 861/2007 between a claimant (applicant) and a respondent (defendant) fall within the scope of Regulation No 861/2007 under Article 2(1) of that regulation, read in conjunction with Article 3(1) thereof, if those parties are domiciled in the same Member State as the Member State in which the court or tribunal seised is situated, and only the ‘intervener’ is domiciled in a different Member State?


1 OJ 2007 L 199, p. 1.