EU Opposes UK Bid To Join Treaty To Enforce Judgments

Law360, London (May 4, 2021, 6:33 PM BST) -- The European Union's executive branch on Tuesday urged the bloc's countries to bar Britain from joining an international legal cooperation agreement, raising the likelihood that U.K. court decisions will face enforcement hurdles across the Channel.  

The European Commission has rejected Britain's bid to be part of the Lugano Convention, which allows judgments to be enforced across borders. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe.) The European Commission advised EU member states to reject the U.K.'s application to join the Lugano Convention, an international treaty allowing judgments to be enforced across borders. 

The commission said that the convention was a "flanking measure" reinforcing the EU internal...

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