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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EU Law course by HEC free on iTunesU

A wonderful resource is now available on iTunesU. There are fifteen video courses, free of charge, for download, on subjects ranging from the free movement of goods, the various institutions and acts, to the Internal Market and the Integration Process.

The course has been made available by Alberto Alemanno, Associate Professor of Law at at HEC Paris, where he holds a Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law & Risk Regulation. He teaches EU law, International Economic Law, Global Antitrust and Risk Regulation. He is also Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches Global Risk Regulation, and a qualified attorney at law in New York since 2004.

France’s HEC, or Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, was listed as Best European Business School in the Financial Times overall ranking of European business schools for the 6th consecutive year in 2011.

On his blog, Alemanno also mentions an iPad version of the course coming soon.

For more about iTunesU and some iPad apps, see my post here.