FRA opinion on proposed EU regulation on property consequences of registered partnerships

Opinion Number: 
1/2012
11/06/2012
The FRA delivered an opinion on 31 May on the proposed EU law on the property consequences of registered international partnerships, following a request from European Parliament on 25 April 2012.
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Opinion on the Proposal for a regulation on jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of decisions regarding the property consequences of registered partnerships

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The proposed regulation (COM(2011) 127 final) does not offer civil partners the same choice as married couples over which national law applies. The FRA's opinion concludes that the proposed law does not provide convincing reasons for denying registered partners a comparable choice as would be offered to married couples. This runs a serious risk of violating the principle of equal treatment under EU law.