Did Christa Datz-Winter draft this proposal?
“Opposition to EU divorce rules plan,” from DPA, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Luxembourg (dpa) – A European Union proposal that would allow the laws of non-EU countries to be applicable in divorce cases ran into fierce opposition from Sweden on Thursday.
Liberal Sweden strongly resists the plan, which it says could force EU member states to dissolve marriages on the basis of foreign law, including traditional Islamic law, or Sharia.
“It is not acceptable that the planned rules would lead to Swedish courts having to apply foreign law,” a Swedish diplomat told reporters at a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg.
Germany is pushing for new rules under which international couples, prior to marriage, would be able to set out in a contract which country’s laws will reign in a divorce court.
Germany currently holds the rotating EU presidency.