brussels - Children of parents from different EU Member States need to know quickly when a key cross divorce where they stand. Also have legal procedures around children who have been abducted by a parent easier and faster to find a solution.
The European Commission proposed to tighten Thursday for agreements between the Member States. For example, a child must be returned by a parent illegally taken to another country within eighteen weeks. This can according to EU Commissioner věra jourová (Justice) now take up to six months.
,, There is little more traumatic for a child than quarreling parents, 'says Vice-President Frans Timmermans.,, In a legal battle with a transnational character, the EU has the responsibility to ensure that this is handled as smoothly and efficiently as possible. '
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The divorce of 'mixed' EU couples has increased to 140. 000 per year. About 1 800 children are abducted each year by a parent.
Member States and the European Parliament to try to examine the proposal.