• EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1.1 Objectives of the study
  • 1.2 The scope of the assignment
  • 1.3 An introduction to the issue at stake
  • 1.4 Summary of policy background, existing instruments and key initiatives in the field.
  • 1.5 Overview of main tasks and stakeholder consultations
  • 1.6 Key issues and challenges
  • 1.7 Structure of the report
  • 2 PROBLEM ASSESSMENT: MARRIED COUPLES
  • 2.1 Background on the existence of marriage and matrimonial property regimes – variationsbetween the Member States
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  • 3 PROBLEM ASSESSMENT: UNMARRIED COUPLES
  • 3.1 Background on unmarried couples – variations between the Member States
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  • 4 DEFINITION OF POLICY OBJECTIVES AND ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
  • 4.1 Definition of policy objectives
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  • 5 DESCRIPTION OF POLICY OPTIONS: MARRIED COUPLES
  • 5.1 Definition of policy options that address problems caused by national legislative differencesconcerning matrimonial property regimes with transnational elements (Policy Options A.1)
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  • 6 DESCRIPTION OF POLICY OPTIONS: UNMARRIED COUPLES
  • 6.1 Definition of policy options that address problems caused by national legislative differencesconcerning property regimes of registered partnerships with transnational elements (PolicyOptions B.1)
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  • 7 DETAILED ASSESSMENT OF POLICY OPTIONS: MARRIED COUPLES
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  • 8 DETAILED ASSESSMENT OF POLICY OPTIONS: UNMARRIED COUPLES
  • 8.1 Assessment of Policy Option B.1.1: Status quo
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  • 9 DETAILED ASSESSMENT OF POLICY OPTIONS: REGISTERS
  • 9.1 Policy Option A.2.1: Status quo
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  • 10 COMPARISON OF THE POLICY OPTIONS
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Comparison of policy options concerning married couples (legal differences)
  • 10.3 Comparison of policy options concerning registered partnerships (legal differences)
  • 10.4 Comparison of policy options concerning registers
  • 11 THE PREFERRED POLICY OPTION
  • 11.1 One single or two separate instruments
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  • 12 ELABORATION OF MONITORING AND EVALUATION CRITERIA AND MECHANISMS