FAMILY law judgements made in the European Union on parental responsibility and access to children, where parents have split and moved to different parts of the EU, would be recognised in every Member State, under a proposal from the European Commission.

It has asked European ministers to approve a Regulation on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matters of parental responsibility, which would also establish a clear system for ensuring that a family law judgement in one EU country is implemented in ...

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