Press Release

Notaries of Europe Proposals for European Elections


With a view to the European elections to be held from 23 to 26 May 2019, the Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE) unveils today its manifesto for future MEPs and members of the College of the European Commission. In the context of the increasing internationalisation of family and economic relations, the CNUE is seeking through this manifesto to make a series of recommendations and proposals in order to respond better to the needs of practitioners and citizens.

Our priorities for the European Union
The European elections are coming at a turning point for the European Union, which urgently needs to reconnect with its citizens and represent their interests. In this perspective, the CNUE has identified five main themes in its fields of action to be addressed by the European Union:
1. Fostering the development of non-contentious justice in Europe
2. Facilitating the settlement of successions in Europe
3. Supporting families in Europe
4. Protecting the vulnerable
5. Acting in the fight against money laundering

Mr Pierre-Luc Vogel, President of the CNUE, stated: “Notaries are the legal advisors to citizens and companies. They accompany them throughout the major stages of life: marriage contract, purchase of real estate, settlement of an inheritance, company statutes, etc. Every month, several million clients come through the doors of a notary’s office. And we are facing a steady increase in the number of cases with a cross-border element. Through this manifesto, we are committed to working alongside the European institutions to provide legislative and practical solutions to the challenges faced by citizens whose lives are now part of the European area”.

The CNUE manifesto is available at the following link:

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 the 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, representing over 40,000 notaries and 200,000 staff. 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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