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Minister Van der Steur will not have a double surname for the children

Minister Van der Steur will not have a double surname for the children

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There will be no opportunity to come to children a double surname, has minister Van der Steur Wednesday let you know.

A petition was this trial, but the minister will not be possible.

In the petition, which was started by a student from Amsterdam, it was proposed to give children the surnames of both the parents to be able to give. Nearly 4800 people have signed the petition. In Belgium, this is already possible. Also the Second Room had the minister to respond.

Urgent problems

In his reaction to the Room writes Van der Steur, that the idea has already been discussed. His predecessors had ‘that is not proved of such great and urgent social problems in the area of name law that a fundamental change of law and regulations in the short term is necessary’. The minister to.

Children the surname of their father or mother. If not active is selected, the child, when the parents are married, automatically the name of the father. 87 percent opted to do so. Are the father and mother are not married, or the parents are in a registered partnership, the child gets automatically the surname of the mother.

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