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New Polish Prime Minister Removes Unpopular Cabinet Ministers

Polish PM, Morawiecki has managed to persuade Poland’s most powerful political leader, Kaczynski, to let go of Poland’s most criticized Cabinet Ministers in an attempt to strengthen relations with the EU. The former Ministers now include the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Defense and Environment. The removal of these Ministers who approved of the logging in one of Poland’s old forests has deterred sanctions on Poland by the EU.

Morawiecki had kept the Minister of Justice, Zioboro, as he fully backs the amendments of the justice system and was behind the sweeping reform of the justice system. The PM has expressed the change in the justice system has been a long time coming and necessary. He also comments that the objective is to be more “transparent and cost-efficient”. Some of the new policies include energy and climate policy and the acceptance of Ukrainian refugees who have been displaced by the conflict with Russia.

It is commonplace for parents involved in child custody battles in Thailand to accuse each other of sexual or physical abuse. It is advised by expert family lawyers to keep record of saving evidence of crimes.

The PM hopes that the reshuffling of the government shows a more conciliatory approach to the EU and that it allows for Poland to have a significant role in a strong Europe. The Ministers that have been replaced are the Defense, Finance and Development Ministers.

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A Legal Comparison of Prenuptial Agreements in The US, Thailand and the EU

With the rise of globalization and increased ease of travel, an international perspective is vital to most legal matters. Many countries have recognized the necessity of a uniform approach for the treatment of international prenuptial agreements and their legislatures have responded and indeed more couples are seeing the benefits of entering into a prenuptial agreement either to protect specific assets, or just for general peace of mind.

However if there are conflicting jurisdictions how do Courts deal with such issues?

Unfortunately, even if the parties’ try and plan ahead an and include a choice of law provision it can sometimes be the case that this offers more problems than it does solutions.

In Thailand if a prenuptial agreement  has conflicting jurisdictional issues, then the Thailand Conflict of Laws Act clarifies any international conflict of laws in Thailand, but sadly the situation is much less clear in the US, where couples can never be certain quite how the Courts will rule.

In the EU, the Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Matrimonial Property Regimes presents a uniform and highly flexible approach to prenuptial agreements which again provides more certainty than the US presently do.

This article by Joe Leeds, manager of Chainat & Leeds law firm looks in more detail at how international prenuptial agreements are dealt with and carries out a detailed comparison of US law, Thailand law and EU law.

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Greece Follows EU Rules For International Divorce

It has been announced by the European Commission, that Greece will adopt the rules of the EU with regards to international divorce proceedings. It is hoped this will allow legal certainty and for international couples to apply the most favorable legislation to their situation the Greek Reporter has revealed.

The regulation will not affect the national laws on divorce or marriage, nor will it impact on the adoption rules.

It is a common occurrence for Thai nationals to marry non Thai citizens, and so international divorce in Thailand is sadly often seen.  If there is a discrepancy in Thailand divorce proceedings  as to which jurisdiction should apply, then the Thailand Conflict of Laws Act will apply.  The Act is divided into six main titles each devoted to a specific area of the law, which aims to resolve any international conflict of laws in Thailand.

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