The countries of the European Union have been divided for several years on whether to adopt a regulation governing choice of law matters for divorce and separation.  The ”Rome III Regulation” proposed in 2006 did not obtain the required unanimous consent of EU member countries.  As an alternative, ten EU countries have now indicated that they would like to proceed with “enhanced cooperation” on  these questions. This post by Gilles Cuniberti on explains the proposal.  The countries joining in the current proposal are: Austria, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Romania, Slovenia and Spain.