EN | IT | FR | DE – ‘A New Start’. This is what the European Commission (EC) called its Work Programme (WP) for 2015. It is a modest programme, with only 23 new initiatives, breaking with the former practice of a hyper-active bureaucracy, frequently pressured by more or less hidden interests.
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EN | IT | FR | DE – “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb” (Jeremiah, 1:5). The prophet would feel rather confused nowadays had he come across surrogacy, a practice whereby a woman (the ‘surrogate mother’) becomes pregnant with the intention of handing over the child to someone else (the ‘intended parent’) after the birth. In the EU, only Greece and the United Kingdom have explicitly legalized surrogacy. However, in about half the EU Member States, diverse judicial arrangements may enable an eventual recognition or establishment of filiation to the ‘intended parents’ in the case where surrogacy procedures take place abroad.