The CNUE member and observer notariats met in Saint-Malo for the annual Plenary General Assembly on 20 and 21 June 2019. The first day was devoted to working sessions on competition law and new technologies, with external speakers. The aim was to foster exchanges between members and to raise awareness of national situations and initiatives. In terms of current and future opportunities and challenges.
The second day was dedicated to institutional, statutory and political issues. In particular, the CNUE focused on improving the ability of its working structures to analyse, react and propose, increasing the participation of all members and an approach closer to the needs of European notarial practice.
One year after the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the issue of personal data protection is more relevant than ever. In this respect, the CNUE General Assembly gave the go-ahead for the adoption of an action plan for better exchange of good practices and the implementation of awareness-raising and training activities. The fight against money laundering was also on the agenda. The notariats are working on a common framework for risk analysis.
The Assembly reviewed the projects developed by the CNUE in partnership with the European institutions, in particular the European Notarial Network (www.enn-rne.eu), the “Europe for Notaries – Notaries for Europe” training programme (http://www.notaries-of-europe.eu//index.php?pageID=16351) and the successful completion of the new European Directory of Notaries (www.notaries-directory.eu). The Directory is now connected to the European Union’s e-Justice portal (https://e-justice.europa.eu/content_find_a_notary-335-en.do).
Finally, the notariats were informed of the progress of preparations for an exhibition at the European Parliament in November 2019. The exhibition will bring to the public’s attention notarial acts relating to personalities and events that have marked the history of Europe. CNUE tools and national projects developed by notariats will be highlighted in order to showcase the use of new technologies in the daily work of notaries and the resources made available to citizens.