Saastamoinen (European COM): Hague now included in acquis
1 December 2009

We consider it essential to promote largely the accession to the 1993

Hague Convention on inter-country adoption. Already 26 out of 27

EU Members States are parties to the Convention; we would urge the

remaining one to accede also. Furthermore, we have included the !993

Convention to the international framework that is important for the

candidate countries. And finally, we promote the Convention also for the

third countries in order to rely on a common international legal