Working Group on Child Welfare Issues

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The working group's mandate was to identify possible systemic flaws that need to be addressed thanks to relevant information provided for by petitioners and/or other stakeholders and experts and try to find out practical and political solutions to issues where the legal competences of the EU are limited. The idea was to discuss bad practice, inappropriate implementation, wrong interpretation of laws, discrepancies between court rulings and sentences carried out. Often the working group found cross-border elements or cross-border consequences in the cases which were raised.