08-11-2016 - Workshop on ‘Recasting the Brussels IIa Regulation’
JURI 06-12-2016 - 11:05
On 8 November 2016 the Committee on Legal Affairs held a Workshop on ‘Recasting the Brussels IIa Regulation’. Brussels IIa Regulation, which applies since 2005 in all EU Member States except Denmark, is the cornerstone of EU judicial cooperation in matrimonial and parental responsibility matters.
Despite its undoubted success, the regulation has raised concerns among citizens, practitioners and academics during the past ten years of its application. As a result, the European Commission submitted a proposal to recast Regulation 2201/2003 on jurisdiction, the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, and on international child abduction on 30 June 2016.
Against this background, the workshop brought together Members of the European Parliament and a number of experts, practitioners and academics with a view to assessing the proposed amendments to the text and prepare the EP position, focusing on the main changes proposed by the Commission.
Location : PHS 5B001
The Parliamentary Committee on Legal Affairs is responsible for:
1.The interpretation and application of European law, compliance of European Union acts with primary law, notably the choice of legal bases and respect for the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality