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Training: Notaries of Europe among Top of Class


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The European Commission published its 2014 report on judicial training on Wednesday 3 December. The report states that around 22 000 legal practitioners were able to follow training supported by European co-funding in 2013. It mentions that the Notaries of Europe project was the biggest project to receive funding, doubling the number of trained notaries in comparison with the previous year. Thus, 5271 European notaries received training in European law or the law of another Member State. The Notaries of Europe are pleased to have been able to make a significant contribution to the European Commission’s ambitious objective to train 700 000 legal practitioners by 2020. The report can be consulted here:

The ‘Europe for Notaries – Notaries for Europe’ training programme took place during 2013-2014, training some 2000 notaries of 20 nationalities thanks to the organisation of 14 seminars in ten different countries, with financial support from the European Commission. The training focused on the Member States’ succession law and the new European regulation on international successions due to come into force on 17 August 2015.

Mr André Michielsens, the President of the Council of the Notariats of the European Union said, “The figures published by the European Commission are encouraging and reward our efforts. With the adoption of new legislation in family law, citizens will expect an even better informed opinion from notaries on European law and the different national laws. Citizens need certainty, legal certainty, and we cannot disappoint them. This is why training is and will remain a priority for the coming years. In this respect, I would like to thank the European Commission sincerely for its strong support”.

More information on the Europe for Notaries – Notaries for Europe programme:

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The CNUE in brief:

The Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE) is an official body representing the notarial profession in dealings with European institutions. Speaking for the profession, it expresses the joint decisions of its members to the institutions of the European Union.

The CNUE includes 22 notarial organisations in the European Union. The European notariats are represented in the CNUE by the presidents of the national notariats. The CNUE operates under the authority of a President, the CNUE’s spokesperson, who has tenure for one year.

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