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CNUE - Giampaolo Marcoz becomes the new President of Notaries of Europe

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CNUE - Giampaolo Marcoz becomes the new President of Notaries of Europe

18/01/2022

CNUE - Press Release

Rome, 18 January 2022 – On the occasion of the handover ceremony held in Rome on Tuesday 18 January, the Italian notary Giampaolo Marcoz took office as President of the Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE) for the year 2022. He succeeds the Hungarian notary Ádám Tóth and now represents the 22 notariats of the EU and the 45,000 notaries in Europe. During his term of office, President Giampaolo Marcoz will put the CNUE at the service of the objectives set by the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which revolve around the triptych "Relaunch - Power - Belonging". The CNUE intends to play an important role in the revival of our continent's economy, to contribute to the growth of Europe's economic and legal power in relation to the other major world powers and, above all, to foster the citizens' sense of belonging to the EU, particularly through the role and function that notaries play in their respective countries.

Notaries of Europe, pillars of the rule of law
The defence of the rule of law and fundamental rights is a commitment shared by all the countries of the European Union. It is an essential condition for the proper functioning of the Union, based on mutual trust and legal certainty in the application of common rules. It is also an essential mission of the notaries of Europe, pillars of the legal systems of 22 EU Member States, who on a daily basis preserve the security of economic exchanges and accompany their fellow citizens in the most important stages of their lives: the purchase of a property, the constitution of a company, the settlement of a succession, etc. It is under the prism of the rule of law and the defence of the rights of the weakest parties that CNUE will conduct its political action in 2022.

Notaries of Europe, actors of the digital transition
The digital transition in the field of justice is a fundamental issue for the countries of the European Union. One of the ambitious projects of the Italian Presidency of the CNUE will be the creation of a single platform for the European notariat, which will host future applications for the purpose, for example, of combating money laundering or interconnecting the registers kept by notaries. This platform will be able to rely on the most advanced technologies such as blockchain or artificial intelligence. Its potential and functionalities will be explored through the organisation of a "hackathon" in Brussels in 2022, in which multidisciplinary teams from different countries will participate.

Notaries of Europe, promoters of intergenerational solidarity
The year 2022 will be the European Year of Youth. In this context, the CNUE will focus on the theme of data protection and intergenerational solidarity. The notariat must play a role in protecting, advising and safeguarding the data that individuals, especially young people, capture on the web. The mechanisms of digital inheritance and wallets protected by digital keys held by notaries will be areas for work and reflection. In terms of intergenerational solidarity, the European notariat will play a central role around the theme of real estate and, with it, the challenges posed by climate change and social sustainability, i.e. what we commonly call the welfare state.

The CNUE in brief:
The Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE) is the official representative body of the notarial profession before the European institutions. It brings together the notariats of the 22 Member States where this institution exists: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. The notariats of Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey are observer members. The CNUE represents more than 45,000 notaries and 200,000 staff.

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