The CNUE annual report for 2016 is now available online: http://www.notaries-of-europe.eu/files/publications/cnue-annual%20report-2016.pdf
The report gives a detailed account of the CNUE’s activities in the past year and makes it possible to identify key challenges for the notarial profession now and in the future.
Following on from the 2020 Plan, the CNUE worked in 2016 to intensify relations between the CNUE and the notaries of each Member State. The results obtained are significant:
- The commitment to training European notaries has note wavered. The kick-off for the Training II Programme “Europe for Notaries – Notaries for Europe” was given in Vienna at the end of January 2016. It involved organising eleven seminars in eleven Member States, focusing on the European regulation on international succession, continuing into 2017.
- The EUFides platform welcomed the German and Dutch notariats as new members in March. This will lead to a considerable increase in user numbers and files processed in the coming months.
- The European Notarial Network opened its online platform in July, providing notaries with a series of practical tools. Several hundred users have already registered to use the platform.
As for the legal dossiers, the CNUE welcomed the consensus reached between the European institutions on the regulation on public documents. There was also significant progress for the rights of European couples with the implementation of an enhanced cooperation procedure for the regulations relating to matrimonial property regimes and the property consequences of registered partnerships. These two new regulations will become applicable at the beginning of 2019.
As underlined by Mr Paolo Pasqualis, the CNUE President in 2016, “both on a practical and legal level, the CNUE and the European institutions are moving in the right direction. This means finding effective solutions for practitioners, who must guarantee they are applied properly in practice, and for citizens, who benefit from ever-stronger legal certainty in cross-border situations.”