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Not all Member States signed up to the new regime so it applies to only 18 Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
The new regulations will:
The eighteen Member States that joined the new regime make up 70% of the EU population and represent most international couples who live in the EU. The remaining Member States can join the new regime at any time.
The non-participating Member States will continue applying their national law (including their rules on private international law) to cross-border situations relating to matrimonial property regimes and the property consequences of registered partnerships.
For more information on this topic published by the European Commission click here.
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