Унификация коллизионных правил Европейского союза в области наследования: новые подходы
This article analyzes the main provisions of the new Regulation (EU) № 650/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 04 July 2012 «On jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and acceptance and enforcement of authentic instruments in matters of succession and on the creation of a European Certificate of Succession». Analysis of provisions of the Regulation suggests an ordering of the rules in the field, especially in regard to the procedures relating to the payment of debts by the testator of the estate. Today, between the countries of EU the choice of competent jurisdiction and the applicable law to the succession will be determined exclusively by the place of residence of the testator. At the same time, EU citizens have the opportunity to specify in the will to apply to general procedures of the law of their State of nationality.