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European Parliament’s Study on the Cross-Border Legal Recognition of Parenthood in the EU

At the request of the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament, the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs commissioned  a study titled Cross-Border Legal Recognition of Parenthood in the EU. It is available here.

Authored by Alina Tryfonidou (Neapolis University of Pafos), the study examines the problem of non-recognition of parenthood between Member States and its causes, the current legal framework and the (partial) solutions it offers to this problem, the background of the Commission proposal for a regulation on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition of decisions and acceptance of authentic instruments in matters of parenthood and on the creation of a European Certificate of Parenthood, and the text of the proposal. It also provides a critical assessment of the proposal and issues policy recommendations for its improvement.