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Extracts from the press conference by Viviane Reding on the strengthening of the legal certainty to children and parents in cross-border marriages

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On 24/03/2010, the Commission proposed an "enhanced co-operation" among 10 Member States in the field of divorce rules applicable to international marriages. The Commission estimates that around 20% of divorces in the European Union involve international couples: the proposal provides national courts of the 10 Members States involved with criteria to determine which national law is applicable in case of partners of different nationalities living in different countries or in a country other than their countries of origin. This was the first use of the enhanced co-operation procedure in the EU's history. The procedure required the participation of at least nine EU-Member States. Other EU countries are free to join whenever they want.
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