Every day notaries observe that more and more citizens live, study, marry, divorce and die in a Member State that is not their own.
These changes are not without legal complications and they expose international couples and third parties to uncertainties about their property relationships. In order to bring more legal clarity, the Commission has published two proposals for regulations: one implementing the rules for married couples, the other for registered partnerships.
According to European Commission figures, about 16 million international couples will be affected by this initiative.
These two proposals will be the focus of discussions during a conference organised jointly by the CNUE and the European Commission in Brussels on 17 October 2011. Politicians, academics and legal practitioners will discuss questions such as: Which law applies? Who will be able to make a choice? Where are the boundaries of the ordre public? In cases of disputes – who is the competent authority? What are the differences between marriage and registered partnerships? How will citizens be informed of their rights?
Dr. Rudolf Kaindl , CNUE President
Interpretation will be available in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Romanian and Spanish.
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