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JHA Council (7-8 June 2012): EU Regulation on Successions and Wills Adopted – General Approach on Brussels I Recast – CESL

The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council of the EU, currently holding its meeting in Luxembourg (7-8 June), adopted today the successions regulation (Regulation on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions, acceptance and enforcement of authentic instruments in matters of succession and on the creation of a European certificate of succession): see the Council’s note and RAPID press release. The final text can be found in doc. no. PE-CONS 14/12.

Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom do not participate in the regulation, pursuant to the special position they hold in respect of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, while Malta voted against the adoption, expressing concerns on the uncertainty that the new rules will create in the legal regime of international successions, vis-à-vis current Maltese law (see the Maltese statement in the Addendum to Council’s doc. no. 10569/1/12).

Conference: “The Making of European Private Law: Why, How, What, Who” (Rome, 9-11 May 2012)

On 9-11 May 2012 the University of “Roma Tre” will host an international conference on the current issues and perspectives of European Private Law, organized by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “Altiero Spinelli” (CEAS): “The Making of European Private Law: Why, How, What, Who”. Here’s the programme (available for download on the registration page):

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

(Venue: “Roma Tre” University – Aula Magna Rettorato, Via Ostiense 159)

Registration (16,00-16,30)

Opening session (16,30 – 16,45)

  • Guido Fabiani, Rector, “Roma Tre” University
  • Savino Mazzamuto, Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice, “Roma Tre” University

The Europeanisation of private law: problems and perspectives (16,45-18,30)

Chair: Antonio Tizzano, European Court of Justice

Panelists:

  • Ole Lando, Copenaghen Business School