At its meeting in The Hague on 11 May 2007, the Council of the Notariats of the European Union decided to put into practice the European Commission’s intention to integrate the legal professions into its European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters (EJN), created by the European Union in 2001 with the aim of making life easier for people facing any kind of legal questions relating to civil and commercial issues with a ‘cross-border’ element.
In a unanimous decision, the 21 presidents of the CNUE member notariats have decided to create a ‘European Notarial Network’ whose long-term aim will be to integrate the European Judicial Network.
The European Notarial Network will come into existence on 1 November 2007.
The CNUE President, Mr Klaus Woschnak, said that “in a Europe that is increasingly open and with citizens and companies moving beyond their borders more and more, the European notariats hope to achieve coordinated cooperation in resolving cross-border legal cases between the civil law notaries of the different Member States, for the benefit of both European citizens and enterprises.”
Each member notariat has designated one or more interlocutors whose mission is to provide technical support for civil law notaries dealing with cross-border cases.