European Parliament’s workshop on “Cross-border activities in the EU – Making life easier for citizens”

The papers presented at the European Parliament’s workshop “Cross-border activities in the EU – Making life easier for citizens” (PE: 510.003) on 26 February 2015 in Brussels have been uploaded to the Parliament’s homepage. The papers have been collected in a single compendium that is available (as a pdf file) here. The volume contains the following presentations (in the order of the workshop’s programme):

SESSION I – LESS PAPER WORK FOR MOBILE CITIZENS

Towards a European Code on Private International Law? (Jan von Hein and Giesela Rühl)

Promoting the free movement of citizens and businesses by simplifying the acceptance of certain public documents within and outside the european union (proposal for a regulation, COM(2013) 208) (Pierre Callé)

Promoting the free movement of citizens and businesses by simplifying the acceptance of certain public documents in the EU and beyond (Michael P. Clancy)

Towards European Model Dispositions for Family and Succession Law? (Christiane Wendehorst)

EU Regulation 650/2012 on successions and the creation of a European Certificate of Succession (Kurt Lechner)

Regulation (EU) 650/2012/EU on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and acceptance and enforcement of authentic instruments in matters of succession and on the creation of a European Certificate of Succession (Eve Põtter)

SESSION II – CROSS BORDER FAMILIES AND FAMILIES CROSSING BORDERS

The Brussels IIa Regulation: towards a review? (Hans van Loon)

Name Law –- Is there a need to legislate? (Paul Lagarde)

SESSION III – BUSINESS AND CONSUMER’S CONCERN

Private international law as a regulatory tool for global governance (Harm Schepel)

The European Small Claims Procedure and the new Commission proposal (Pablo Cortés)

Mediation as Alternative Dispute Resolution (the functioning of Directive 2008/52/EC on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters) (Giuseppe De Palo)

The 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements and the recast of the Brussels I Regulation (Gottfried Musger)

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