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reunite welcomes UK Government´s announcement on recast of Brussels IIa

reunite welcomes UK Government´s announcement on recast of Brussels IIa

The government has decided to opt in to the recast of the EU legislation known as the Brussels IIa regulation. The regulation outlines procedures to be used in cross-border family issues within the EU, such as the recognition of existing court orders and the abduction of children between EU states, and is currently being used by UK courts.

Reunite took part in the government’s consultation on the recast of Brussels IIa, and whether the UK should opt in to further discussions. We are pleased that the government shares our view that it is important for the UK to be part of the recast, even with Brexit on the horizon. We feel the impact of the proposed changes on families within the EU, including the families or British nationals living in other EU states, could be significant.