CNUE President

CNUE President 2019 - Pierre-Luc Vogel , France

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Not surprisingly, 2019 will be a year of European transition, with institutions renewed by the vote. A new Parliament, a new college of Commissioners will write a new page in the history of our Europe.

A Europe that protects is a Europe that needs its notaries. This is why we, public office-holders, delegates of public 
authority, present in 22 of the 28 countries of the European Union, in constant contact with our fellow citizens and their concerns, are legitimate to formulate proposals to the newly
elected European representatives.

Pierre-Luc Vogel, 2019 CNUE President

Pierre-Luc Vogel - Biography

Pierre-Luc Vogel, aged 63, is a notary in Saint-Malo. He has been Vice-President of the Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE) in 2018. He has also been President of the Association for the Development of the Notarial Service (ADSN) from 2016 to 2018. Previously, Pierre-Luc Vogel was President of the Conseil supérieur du notariat from 2014 to 2016, after having been its First Vice-President from 2012 to 2014 and Vice-President from 2010 to 2012. 

He was also President of the Regional Council of Rennes from 2005 to 2007 and President of the Departmental Chamber of Ille-et-Vilaine from 2000 to 2002. Finally, he was a member of the steering group of the Démarche Qualité Notariale and, also, director of the École de Notariat of Rennes. Married and father of three children, he has been a notary in Saint-Malo since 1985. 

Pierre-Luc Vogel is a Knight of the Legion of Honour and of the National Order of Merit.

President´s Message

Not surprisingly, 2019 will be a year of European transition, with institutions renewed by the vote. A new Parliament, a new college of Commissioners will write a new page in the history of our Europe.

A Europe that protects is a Europe that needs its notaries. This is why we, public office-holders, delegates of public authority, present in 22 of the 28 countries of the European Union, in constant contact with our fellow citizens and their concerns, are legitimate to formulate proposals to the newly elected European representatives.
We, the notaries and member notariats of the CNUE, will put forward ideas and suggestions for economic development, social justice, individual peace and the development of our system of continental law. Thus, with our proposals, we will commit to contributing to the reflection of the future European legislator, through a pragmatic and realistic approach. Our European bodies must support continental law and defend our specificity and the notarial model. This notarial model is the tool of a modern State, a State that is always present but never burdensome. Serving the State and its citizens is at the heart of our profession as notaries, as an essential intermediary between the law and those to whom it applies.

The year 2019 will also mark the entry into force of the two European regulations on matrimonial property regimes and registered partnerships. The notariat as a whole must rise to this challenge. Our European colleagues will have to be trained in order to be able to apply these new regulations perfectly, in the same way as for the regulation on successions, which has been a success since 2015. The CNUE’s Training III programme is part of this framework.

Finally, 2019 will be marked by two events for the CNUE: a publication of property prices in several major European cities and an exhibition at the European Parliament. The latter will take place in November 2019 and will enable the profession to demonstrate that, from the past to the present and even more so in the future, Europe needs its notaries. Through presentations of historical authentic instruments from the archives of each of our notariats, but also demonstrations aimed at highlighting the digital advances of the profession, this exhibition will enable us to make ourselves better known to the newly elected European representatives.

I want a European notariat, which develops around common values and objectives, a notariat that is united, successful, constructive and communicative. A notariat that fully takes its place in the construction of Europe.



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