• 1 Introduction to the report
  • 2 Objectives and scope of the Evaluation and the Impact Assessment Study
  • 2.1 Objectives of the Evaluation and the Impact Assessment Study
  • 2.2 Scope of the Study
  • 3 Evaluation of the Brussels IIa Regulation
  • 3.1 Relevance
  • 3.1.1 Evolution of the initial problem
  • 3.1.2 The relevance of the scope of the Regulation in view of the current needs or problems faced by EU citizens
  • 3.2 Coherence
  • 3.2.1 Delineation of scope with other EU instruments
  • 3.2.2 Interrelationships between the Regulation and relevant Conventions
  • 3.2.3 Interrelationship with the Nordic Convention
  • 3.3 Effectiveness
  • 3.3.1 Achievement of the specific objectives
  • 3.3.2 Achievement of the general objectives
  • 3.3.3 Challenges and additional measures affecting the application of the Brussels IIa Regulation in the Member States
  • 3.4 Efficiency
  • 3.4.1 Effects of the Brussels IIa Regulation on the additional costs of the cross - border cases covered by the Regulation compared to domestic proceedings
  • 3.4.2 Costs of the Regulation
  • 3.4.3 Could the same effects have been achieved at lower costs?
  • 3.4.4 Possible simplification of the Regulation
  • 3.5 EU added value and utility
  • 3.5.1 EU added value
  • 3.5.2 Utility
  • 3.6 Main conclusions of the evaluation
  • 3.6.1 Relevance
  • 3.6.2 Coherence
  • 3.6.3 Effectiveness
  • 3.6.4 Efficiency
  • 3.6.5 EU added value and utility