Each year, the CNUE member notariats appoint a new President for a one-year term. The President thus represents the 22 CNUE member notariats and 45 000 European notaries in their dealings with the European institutions. The President directs the work of the CNUE, sets guidelines and strives to find consensus to defend the positions of the European notariat.
Giampaolo Marcoz, CNUE President 2022
“The Italian notariat has the honour of presiding over the Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE) for the year 2022. A great occasion, a prestigious opportunity in which we can and will seek to make an important contribution to the achievement of the political objectives set by the European institutions.
The French Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first half of 2022 has summarised its programme in three words: Relaunch – Power – Belonging. These three words can be taken up by the European Notariat for the year that has just begun, because it can play an important role in the revival of our continent’s economy, it can contribute to the growth of Europe’s economic and legal power in relation to the other great world powers, but above all I believe that it can be decisive in the definitive acquisition of a sense of belonging by the citizens of Europe thanks to the role and function that notaries fulfil in each of their countries.
It is increasingly necessary to aim for a true European sovereignty that complements the sovereignty of individual countries. The path towards this objective seems very complicated and inevitably requires that there are unity builders in our countries who believe in this project and who have the authority, prestige, confidence and social consideration necessary to help the political class and institutions to convince the citizens of this objective. The Notariat is an element that can be essential and central, if it identifies with this project.
Digital technology will be one of the other challenges for the EU and the European notariat. Our relationship with technology must be neutral and never fearful; we must not allow ourselves to be disoriented and we must not forget that technology is and must remain a service, an aid, a tool to pursue the goals and objectives we believe in and intend to achieve. We must be able to make the best use of the various technological tools, without ever losing sight of our identity, our function, our characteristics.
Finally, the year 2022 will be the year of youth: an important opportunity for the Notariat in many ways. Our profession has changed profoundly. We must convey the message to the outside world of a young, dynamic and forward-looking profession. In 2022, the CNUE’s work will also follow this guiding principle.”
We must be able to make the best use of the various technological tools, without ever losing sight of our identity, our function, our characteristics.
2011 - Austria
2010 - Italy
2009 - France
2008 - Spain
Juan Bolás Alfonso
2007 - Austria
2006 - Luxembourg
2005 - Italy
2004 - Greece
2003 - France
2002 - Spain
Juan Bolás Alfonso
2001 - Belgium
2000 - Austria
1999 - Germany
1998 - The Netherlands
1997 - Luxembourg
1996 / 1995 - Italy
1994 / 1993 - Greece
The General Assembly is composed of the Presidents of all the CNUE member notariats. The General Assembly is the political decision-making body of CNUE and usually meets three times a year. Among other things, it elects the President, approves proposals for major policy positions and priorities presented by the Board and ratifies the annual budget and financial accounts.
The Board consists of the President, the Vice-President and five other directors. It is responsible for the day-to-day running of the CNUE’s work and makes decisions on everyday management. It usually meets once a month.
The CNUE set up working groups, the aim of which is to follow current EU developments and to draw up positions for the attention of the decision-making bodies. These working groups are composed of experts appointed by the CNUE member notariats and are chaired by a representative of one of the member notariats. In this way, the CNUE is present in every political or technical dossier that has an impact on the notarial function.
Our team is composed of 8 members of different nationalities, experts in their fields of activity: lawyers, project managers, communication officers, etc. The members of the Permanent Bureau are responsible for monitoring the policy areas covered by the CNUE, relations with the European institutions, management of EU co-funded projects, internal and external communication, event organisation and the day-to-day management of the association. The Permanent Bureau is coordinated by the Secretary General.