The Single Market has torn down the economic barriers all across the EU but the legal discrepancies still stand and citizens find themselves too often at a legal crossroad.
A strong EU justice system and legal cooperation across the bloc is key to help Europeans deal with their day to day problems.
The EU has proven to be successful in legislating in the digital age but it needs to keep up the work to avoid being left behind, because "the digital revolution has been moving faster than legislation", MEP Angelika Niebler (EPP, Germany) told EURACTIV in a written interview.
On 13 November, the Council of the Notariats of the European Union held the opening ceremony of the Europe Enacted exhibition at the European Parliament, in the presence of representatives of the 22 notariats of the European Union, the European institutions and the Member States.
As citizens have to deal more and more with cross-border legal issues, the EU needs to work towards ensuring better cooperation and harmonization of laws between member states.
What do the will of Queen Isabel la Católica, the award of the George Cross to the Maltese nation, the purchase of the Island of Herreninsel by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the renunciation document signed by Archduchess Marie-Antoinette on the crowns belonging to the House of Austria have in common?