EUROPEAN CERTIFICATE OF SUCCESSION
AbstractThe newly created European Certificate of Succession is applicable in almost the entire EU. It is primarily used to verify an heir’s status and is designed to serve alongside the existing national inheritance certificates (such as the German Erbschein), making it easier for heirs to settle inheritance matters abroad. This EU Succession Regulation does not, however, affect the provisions of individual Member States in the areas of substantive inheritance law (e. g. the question of who is a legal heir) and inheritance tax law. This paper aims to analyze how the regulation of the European inheritance certificate interacts with the regulation of the national inheritance certificate. Thus it does not replace documents such as the Romanian inheritance certificate but is rather a supplementary inheritance document.
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