DIVORCE
12/21/2010 01:22 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

European Union Divorce: New Regulations For Cross-Border Couples

BRUSSELS (AFP) -- Take a German and a Frenchwoman who marry in Italy, move to Portugal and then split up: under new EU rules on cross-border marriage adopted Monday the couple will be able to choose where to divorce.

The rules, to be applied by 14 of the European Union's 27 member states in mid-2012, will enable an Austrian-Bulgarian couple living in Slovenia, for example, or a Hungarian couple resident in Brussels to choose which country's rules apply in case of separation.

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