Lugano Convention

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In an unexpected development, the European Commission has reportedly opposed the UK's application to accede to the Lugano Convention. According to reports of a meeting yesterday, the Commission recommended that the UK should not be allowed to join Lugano. The final decision rests with member states

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The UK is poised to win support from Brussels to join a European legal cooperation pact. EU diplomats expect the European Commission to approve Britain's application to join the Lugano Convention today. The accord determines jurisdiction when it comes to cross-border civil cases.

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