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Proposal to amend Brussels I Regulation rumbles on

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EU flagAs noted back at the end of July the European Commision adopted a Proposal (2013/0268 (COD), which can be  found here) for a regulation amending the Brussels I Regulation on the jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (Reg. No 1215/2012). This amendment is necessary to bring the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court into effect.

We understand that the Permanent Representatives Committee (COREPER II*) approved a compromise text two days ago in Brussels of the proposed amendments to the Brussels I Regulation . The compromise text is to be discussed and approved in the Justice and Home Affairs Council (which brings together Justice ministers and Interior Ministers of the Member States) on 6 December.

Mark Richardson 29 November 2013

Further information

  • Press release of Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union – here.
  • Agenda of 27 November meeting – here (see new item 90(e)).
  • Details of 6 December meeting – here (see page 11)

* The Permanent Representatives Committee or Coreper is responsible for preparing the work of the Council of the European Union. It consists of representatives from the Member States with the rank of Member States’ ambassadors to the European Union and is chaired by the Member State which holds the Council Presidency.  Coreper works in two configurations: Coreper I, consisting of the deputy permanent representatives, deals with technical matters and Coreper II, consisting of the ambassadors, deals with political, commercial, economic or institutional matters.


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