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family law

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A Europe for mobile and international families

Cross-border aspects of family and succession law form part of EU judicial cooperation in civil matters (Article 81, Treaty on the Functioning of the EU – TFEU). Continue reading

Judicial rules and cooperation in family matters (recast of Brussels IIa Regulation)

Written by Hubert Dalli, This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’s Impact Assessment (IA) accompanying the above Commission proposal (the proposal), submitted on 30 June 2016 and referred to Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs. The proposal is a recast of the Brussels IIa Regulation (the … Continue reading

International parental child abduction

The growing mobility of citizens in the last two decades has led to increasing numbers of international couples. In 2011, out of approximately 122 million marriages in the European Union, around 13% had a cross-border dimension. Regarding divorce rates, according to 2010 Eurostat data, around 1 million divorces take place in the EU each year. … Continue reading

Same-sex unions in the EU

At the moment of writing, six EU countries allow same-sex couples to marry, these being the Netherlands (since 2001), Belgium (2003) Spain (2005), Sweden (2009) Portugal (2010), and Denmark (2012). Luxembourg and France are planning to introduce a gender neutral marriage in the near future. In these two countries, same-sex couples have been already legally … Continue reading

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