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Protocol on the law applicable to maintenance obligations

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08-04-2010

The European Community declares, in accordance with Article 24 of the Protocol, that it exercises competence over all the matters governed by the Protocol. Its Member States shall be bound by the Protocol by virtue of its conclusion by the European Community.
For the purpose of this declaration, the term "European Community" does not include Denmark, by virtue of Articles 1 and 2 of the Protocol on the position of Denmark, annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and the United Kingdom, by virtue of Articles 1 and 2 of the Protocol on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland, annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaty establishing the European Community.
The European Community declares that it will apply the rules of the Protocol provisionally from 18 June 2011, the date of application of Council Regulation (EC) No 4/2009 of 18 December 2008 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and cooperation in matters relating to maintenance obligations1), if the Protocol has not entered into force on that date in accordance with Article 25(1) thereof.
The European Community declares that it will apply the rules of the Protocol also to maintenance claimed in one of its Member States relating to a period prior to the entry into force or the provisional application of the Protocol in the Community in situations where, under Council Regulation (EC) No 4/2009 of 18 December 2008 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and cooperation in matters relating to maintenance obligations2), proceedings are instituted, court settlements are approved or concluded and authentic instruments are established as from 18 June 2011, the date of application of the said Regulation.
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1) OJ L 7, 10.1.2009, p. 1.
2) OJ L 7, 10.1.2009, p. 1.

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