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Presidency

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.

Ádám Tóth, CNUE President 2021

“2020 has been a difficult year for all of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has put not only the notarial profession but also society as a whole in a very demanding situation. At the same time, the restrictions on our private and professional lives have prompted us to effectively overcome challenges never seen before. Life could not stop; the smooth functioning of the economy had to be ensured. In order to further guarantee legal certainty, the notaries of Europe did not stop working and fulfilled their role even in the most difficult times.

Thanks to our innovative and creative spirit, we have been able to constantly create modern technological tools, thus maintaining the high quality of notarial services in all areas of our activities. These solutions continue to develop and will remain with us even after the end of the pandemic.

Today it is obvious that technology plays an essential role in our daily and professional life. Paper is gradually disappearing from our lives, giving way to acts drawn up exclusively by electronic means, which speeds up the management of legal and administrative matters. Electronic signatures are already widespread, not only among professionals but also among citizens. At the same time, the most innovative technologies – such as block chains, intelligent contracts, “big data” and artificial intelligence – are creating new solutions that were unimaginable even at the beginning of the 21st century.

The main objective of the Hungarian Presidency is to monitor and study these new technical developments and related EU projects and to find the most appropriate ones that can further improve the efficiency and quality of our services, thus contributing to the recovery of the European economy and the interests of our clients. I am convinced that 2021 will bring us many common notarial innovations, and the Hungarian Notariat is proud to lead the Notaries of Europe in this direction.”

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Today it is obvious that technology plays an essential role in our daily and professional life.

_Former Presidents

2011 - Austria

Rudolf Kaindl

2010 - Italy

Roberto Barone

2009 - France

Bernard Reynis

2008 - Spain

Juan Bolás Alfonso

2007 - Austria

Klaus Woschnak

2006 - Luxembourg

Jacques Delvaux

2005 - Italy

Paolo Piccoli

2004 - Greece

Nikolaos Stassinopoulos

2003 - France

Armand Roth

2002 - Spain

Juan Bolás Alfonso

2001 - Belgium

Karel Tobback

2000 - Austria

Georg Weißmann

1999 - Germany

Hans-Dieter Vaasen

1998 - The Netherlands

Aart Heering

1997 - Luxembourg

Jacques Delvaux

1996 / 1995 - Italy

Giancarlo Laurini

1994 / 1993 - Greece

Georges Anastassakis

General Assembly

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.

Board

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.

Working Groups

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.

Permanent Office

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.

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