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and Commercial Matters (‘‘The Brussels Convention’’) agreed by the original Member States in 1968 and amended on the accession of each new state. A ‘‘parallel’’ Convention 1988 created an almost identical structure in respect of states members of the European Union and the European Free Trade Association, and such other States which become parties (‘‘The Lugano Convention’’). 0.31 As regards claims made on or after 1 March 2002 as between Member States save Denmark, the Brussels Convention is replaced by Council Regulation 44/2001. The 1982 Act was amended and adopted accordingly. The Regulation was amended and adapted to the ten States becoming members on 1 May 2004 (see Chapters 1, 4). 0.32 The Conventions became part of English law in the 1982 Act as amended by the 1991 Act. As a consequence there is one jurisdiction and judgment structure for cases connected with Europe and another (national) for other cases. The complexity increases, underlining the need for an Admiralty Code in English law.