Letter: The law in Europe

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Sir: The situation as regards corpus juris has moved on since the European Parliament vote (letter, 17 September). A meeting of ministers in Finland last week prepared for the introduction of proposals for a "European Judicial Area" at the European Council to be held in Tampere 15-16 October. Once again we were told not to worry, as "it's only a discussion document", not a serious proposal. And here it is - about to be introduced.