'Rome III' Regulation on choice of law and jurisdiction in divorce proceedings

Proposal From Commission: COM (2010) 105, 24 March 2010
Background covers same subject-matter as COM (2006) 399
Flexibility applies to fourteen Member States; applies to Lithuania after later opt in (OJ 2012 L 323/18); Decision 2012/714/EU; Greece applied to opt in, Oct. 2013
EP Zwiefka report adopted by legal affairs committee, 2 Dec. 2010 (A7-0360/2010); plenary vote, 15 Dec. 2010

political guidelines agreed at 4 June 2010 JHA Council; report on state of play at Oct 2010 JHA Council; political agreement at Dec 2010 JHA Council; adopted by environment Council, 20 Dec. 2010; Regulation 1259/2010

Entry into force 20 June 2012 (Art. 21)

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