The European Notarial Network (ENN) held its first annual meeting in Vilnius on 17 and 18 May 2018, at the invitation of the Lithuanian notariat. On this occasion, the national interlocutors who make up the Network took note of the renewal for four years of the partnership with the European Commission. They reviewed the results obtained and the priorities for the coming months: consolidation of the network and improvement of the resources and tools available for European notaries on the online ENN platform.
Credits: Martynas Ambrazas
In particular, the interlocutors welcomed the launch of the “Authentic Acts in Europe” website (www.authentic-acts.eu), for which their contribution had been requested in 2017 at the initiative of Paolo Pasqualis, President of the CNUE in 2016. Produced with financial support from the European Commission, this website provides information on the evidentiary value of authentic acts drawn up in the 22 EU countries familiar with the notariat. The national factsheets cover authentic acts in the field of succession and family law. This information is available in English, French and the language of the country concerned.
The interlocutors’ meeting was followed by a cross-border seminar on the practical aspects of the transposition into national law of European requirements relating to the fight against money laundering, the prevention of terrorist financing and the protection of personal data. There were contributions from practitioners from Lithuania, Estonia and Poland.
The next ENN meeting will take place in Vienna on 22-23 November 2018, in the context of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU.