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17 APR 2018

Valcheva v Babanarakis (Case C‑335/17)

Valcheva v Babanarakis (Case C‑335/17)

(Court of Justice of the European Union, 12 April 2018)

Private law children – Contact – Grandparents – BIIA – Meaning of rights of access

The CJEU held that the concept of ‘rights of access’ referred to in Article 1(2)(a) and Article 2(10) of BIIA must be interpreted as meaning that it extended to the rights of access of grandparents to their grandchildren.


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OPINION OF ADVOCATE GENERAL


SZPUNAR


Delivered on 12 April 2018 (1)


Case C‑335/17


Neli Valcheva

v

Georgios Babanarakis


(Request for a preliminary ruling from the Varhoven kasatsionen sad (Supreme Court of Cassation, Bulgaria))


(Reference for a preliminary ruling — Judicial cooperation in civil matters — Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 — Scope –– Concept of ‘rights of access’ — Applicability to grandparents)


Judgment: Valcheva v Babanarakis (Case C 335_17).docx



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