AG Szpunar delivered today his opinion in case C‑335/17 (Neli Valcheva v Georgios Babanarakis), which is about Brussels II bis. In substance, a “grandmother wishes to exercise rights of access to her grandson. Does a dispute concerning such a claim fall within the scope of Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003?”

The suggested response is positive: “The concept of ‘rights of access’ referred to in Article 1(2)(a) and Article 2(10) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility […] extends to the rights of access of grandparents to their grandchildren”.

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