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The Nordic Input on the EU's Cooperation in Family and Succession Law: Exporting Union Law Through 'Nordic Exceptions'
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Law.
2016 (English)In: EU Civil Justice: Current Issues and Future Outlook / [ed] B. Hess, M. Bergström, E. Storskrubb, Oxford & Portland: Hart Publishing Ltd, 2016, 143-159 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This contribution evaluates the  Nordic (primarly Swedish and Finnish) impact on the Europen Union's civil law cooperation within family law and the law of inheritance, starting from mid 1990s when Sweden and Sweden joined the European Union. Both countries have strived to have progressive, pragmatic EU-regulations, and have succeeded to some extent. In addition, they have strived to maintain a certain level of legal coherence in relation to special conventions previously adopted between the five Nordic states (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden). As a result, in the manner explained in the contribution, amendments of the Nordic Conventions reflect those of the new EU regulations. All of the hitherto adopted EU-regulations include special provisions in relation to the Nordic Conventions (so-called "Nordic exceptions").           

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford & Portland: Hart Publishing Ltd, 2016. 143-159 p.
, Swedish Studies in European law, 7
Keyword [en]
family law cooperation within the EU, Nordic conventions in family and succession law, private international law cooperation, mutual trust, recognition and enforcement of judgments
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Private International Law
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-273856ISBN: 978-1-84946-682-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-273856DiVA: diva2:895265
Available from: 2016-01-18 Created: 2016-01-18 Last updated: 2016-01-18

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