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News CNUE, 4 February 2021

Launch of the “MAPE – Estates” project

On Thursday 4 February, the CNUE launched the project “Monitoring and evaluation of the application of EU Regulation 650/2012 on succession” (hereinafter “MAPE Succession”), co-funded by the European Union. This two-year project aims to analyse the implementation of the Regulation in all countries covered by the CNUE with the help of the 22 EU notariats and the ENRWA (European Network of Registers of Wills Association – www.arert.eu).

Regulation (EU) No 650/2012 on succession has been in force since August 2015. According to Article 82 of the Regulation, the Commission will present, by August 2025, a report on its application, including an assessment of the practical problems encountered. The report will be accompanied, where appropriate, by proposals for amendments.

Since in most EU countries the field of successions is a notarial competence, a contribution from the CNUE is expected. The evaluation carried out within the framework of the “MAPE Succession” project will cover both quantitative and qualitative data: number of successions with cross-border elements each year, number of wills identified abroad, number of European succession certificates, difficulties in applying the Regulation, etc. The results and conclusions, in the form of a study, will be presented to the European institutions at a conference in Brussels at the end of 2022.


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