Brussels IIa: Towards a Review (2) - Main Recommendations from External Experts to the European Parliament

08-06-2016

Applied since 2005 in all EU Member States except Denmark, Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 (‘Brussels IIa’), has raised concerns among citizens, practitioners and academics. The European Parliament has received many recommendations for amendments from experts commissioned by the Policy Department for Citizen’s Rights and Constitutional Affairs. This briefing note presents a reasoned summary of these recommendations in view of the consultation of the EP on the recently published European Commission “Proposal for a Council Regulation on jurisdiction, the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, and on international child abduction (recast)”. The recommendations do not represent the views of the European Parliament or the Policy Department, nor can they prejudge the position of the European Parliament.

Applied since 2005 in all EU Member States except Denmark, Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 (‘Brussels IIa’), has raised concerns among citizens, practitioners and academics. The European Parliament has received many recommendations for amendments from experts commissioned by the Policy Department for Citizen’s Rights and Constitutional Affairs. This briefing note presents a reasoned summary of these recommendations in view of the consultation of the EP on the recently published European Commission “Proposal for a Council Regulation on jurisdiction, the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, and on international child abduction (recast)”. The recommendations do not represent the views of the European Parliament or the Policy Department, nor can they prejudge the position of the European Parliament.