The Plenary General Assembly of the Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE) met in Antwerp on 5 and 6 June 2014. Important issues that will face the notarial profession in the coming months were on the agenda: the proposal for a directive on the single-member private limited liability company (SUP), the proposal for a Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, the registration of European Certificates of Succession, etc.
The CNUE member notariats had the opportunity to listen to a contribution by Mr Fernando Rui Paulino Pereira, Head of the Civil Judicial Cooperation Unit at the Council of the EU, who presented the outlines of the e-Justice Action Plan 2014-2018 adopted by the JHA Council on 6 June 2014 (document available here: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/doc/srv?l=EN&f=ST%209714%202014%20INIT). The General Assembly then adopted a position paper reflecting the CNUE’s e-Justice priorities for the coming years (document available here: http://www.notaries-of-europe.eu/news/position-papers/2014-06-10-position-paper-ejustice ).
Another highlight of the General Assembly was the CNUE’s adoption of a 2020 Plan. This strategic document lists a series of concrete initiatives that the notaries of Europe propose to carry out for citizens and businesses in Europe with 2020 in view. These initiatives are grouped under five commitments:
- Bringing new solutions for the daily lives of citizen
- Supporting business development in Europe
- Strengthening cross-border cooperation between notaries
- Making justice more efficient thanks to the authentic instrument
- Working alongside the national administrations
The 2020 Plan will be revealed to the public at the beginning of July.