EPRS Admin By / July 4, 2014

Cost of non-Europe – Missing links in private international law at European level

Cost of non-Europe – Missing links in private international law at European level

Cost of non-Europe - Missing links in private international law at European level

Private international law (PIL) matters affect mostly citizens who have personal links with at least two different Member States. It is estimated that around 3.2 per cent of the entire European population were born in a Member State other than the one in which they currently reside, and that around 4.0 per cent of the population is involved in cross-border activities and relationships that involve the law of more than one Member State. For these 20 million European citizens, the lack of a harmonised European approach to private international law can be costly. It has been estimated that the codification of private international law could result in savings of at least 98 million euro per year, mainly to individual citizens and small and medium-sized enterprises.


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