Children caught in cross-border parental disputes get better protection

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A European Union's flies flag in front of the European Council building in Strasbourg, France, 22 June 2016. Reports on 21 June citing a survey indicated that 45 per cent of the voters are inclined towards staying within the EU, while 44 percent are pro-Brexit, ahead of the referendum in Britain on 23 June 2016.

Children caught in cross-border parental disputes get better protection


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The Council adopted on 25 June new rules which improve and clarify EU judicial cooperation in cross-border matrimonial matters, such as divorce, child custody and access rights, or child abduction.
With the update of the existing Regulation, a child who was abducted by one parent will be returned much faster to the country where he or she is used to living in, and the proceedings will become faster and less costly for the families.

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