Position Papers

CNUE identification number in European Commission’s Register of interest représentatives: 9108490742-26

CNUE position on the European Commission’s proposal for a DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Council Decision 2001/470/EC establishing a European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters (COM(2008) 380 of 23 June 2008)


The Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE) would like to state its position on the abovementioned European Commission proposal.

The CNUE welcomes the opening, initiated by the European Commission, of the European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters (EJN) to the legal professions. Indeed, the CNUE is in favour of the notariat being associated with and integrating the EJN and is ready for this.

Anxious to help build the European Legal Area in civil matters, in 2006 the CNUE implemented its own network, the European Notarial Network (ENN). The ENN is a tool for the civil law notaries of 22 European States as they handle cross-border cases. It is organised like the EJN and is composed of one or more interlocutors whose mission is to provide technical support for civil law notaries carrying out procedures that involve a foreign element. In this context, the CNUE would welcome more cooperation between the two networks (EJN and ENN).