30th Conference of European Civil-Law Notaries – Salzburg, 19-20 April 2018

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On 19 and 20 April 2018, the Austrian notariat held its 30th Conference of European Civil-Law Notaries in Salzburg on “The Notary and Consumer Protection in a Digital World”. Prestigious speakers were invited: Franz Fischler, former European Commissioner, writer and essayist Robert Menasse, and Rainer Münz, special adviser at the European Political Strategy Centre. During their exchanges, they listed current and future challenges for the old continent: Brexit and the decline in citizens’ support for building Europe, global warming, asylum policy, the digitalisation of economic activities, etc. These are all changes for which the responses can no longer be national. But it is on the question of the digitalisation of economic activities that the notariat wishes to reflect today with a view to a major digital single market as desired by the European institutions. Recent legislative proposals, the “new deal” in consumer law and the company law package published on 25 April were discussed.