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Succession Regulation

MEPs have supported a draft Regulation ’on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and authentic instruments in matters of succession and the creation of a European Certificate of Succession. The proposed Regulation ’aims to make it easier to settle inheritances and avoid disputes when someone dies and leaves a will and the legal systems of more than one Member State are involved.’ The proposal (COM(2009) 154) would also introduce an optional European Certificate of Succession, intended to ’constitute proof of the capacity of heir or legatee and of the powers of the executors of wills or third-party administrators.’

Press Releases 20120313IPR40564, 7579/12, 7494/12

(Added 2012-03-17)