Council Adopts a Common Position on Rome II


After their general agreement on the text of the draft Regulation on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations ("Rome II") on 1-2 June 2006, the Council of the European Union has adopted a common position on 25 September 2006 under the co-decision procedure (by a qualified majority).

The Council's common position responds both to the Commission's original proposal in 2003, as modified by their proposal on 22 February 2006, and the amendments suggested by the European Parliament on 6 July 2005.

The draft statement of the Council's reasons can be found hereThe complete text of the draft Regulation proposed by the Council in their common position can be downloaded from here.

All comments on the various acceptances and rejections contained therein are welcome.