On 5-6 June 2015, the Slovenian notariat celebrated the 20th anniversary of the reintroduction of the notarial function in the Republic of Slovenia. A conference was organised for this occasion, to which Mr Jean Tarrade was invited in his capacity as President of the CNUE.
This was the opportunity for President Tarrade to recall the CNUE’s pride to have “in our ranks a notariat that has deep historical roots and excellent skills”. Indeed, it is interesting to note that although the law on the notariat dates back to 1 June 1995, the notariat existed already in the Slovenian Republic before the Second World War, at the end of which it was revoked and its function entrusted to the courts.
The Slovenian notariat integrated the CNUE in 2004 in the context of the enlargement of the European Union. Since then, it has shown enthusiastic willingness to participate in the profession’s European affairs.
Indeed, the Slovenian notariat was one of the founding members of the European Network of Registers of Wills Association (ENRWA) with the Belgian and French notariats in 2005. The aim of this association is to help search for wills abroad and make it easier to find out their content. Today 15 European registers of wills are interconnected, bringing European citizens ever more legal certainty.
The Slovenian notariat and its Ministry of Justice were also at the origin of the creation of the European Directory of Notaries. This service, which is available in 23 languages, lists the European Union’s 40,000 notaries. It provides contact details and lists the languages used by each notary.
The Slovenian notariat has approximately one hundred notaries and as many notary offices, practising throughout the country.