About: European Certificate of Succession

EU cooperation needed to address cross-border legal issues

As citizens have to deal more and more with cross-border legal issues, the EU needs to work towards ensuring better cooperation and harmonization of laws between member states. 

Simplified rules needed on European regulation on international successions

One succession in ten opened in the European Union has an international element that often triggers a 'conflict of law'. Adapting the European succession law systems needs further steps and more rapid implementation, writes François Tremosa.

MEPs back new rules to ease cross-border inheritances

EU citizens living in a different country than their own will be able to choose which legislation applies when their heirs settle legal inheritance matters,  effectively preventing legal disputes between courts.