EU moves to liberalize the profession of French notaires

Arie de Vois - Portrait of a Notary

Arie de Vois – Portrait of a Notary

Europe denounces the monopoly of notaries, as well as the condition of access to the profession, both of which are considered not competitive. Moves were already under discussion in the drafting of Directive 2006/123/EC on services in the internal market, but had been shelved. A CJEU ruling in 2011 determined that notarial activities are in the field of competition, and a recent Council recommendation (see page 5) has underscored that ruling.

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EU Translation Workshop, London

P018015002502Lots of resources originating from the UK this week! Today, I’d like to make you aware of a workshop – this time ‘physical’ presence is required however!

The workshop is being organized on Friday 1 February 2013, 1.45 for 2 pm – 5.30 pm, by the London Regional Group of the ITI (Institute of Translation and Interpreting). Following previous workshops this is another opportunity to work on EU texts with John Evans, Language Liaison officer at the EU Commission in London.

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