17 November, Lisbon, Portugal : Official Presentation of the White Paper to the Secretary of State for Justice

On November 17, Vivien Whyte, Fernando Jorge and Antonio Marcal met with Ms. Anabela Pedroso, Secretary of State for Justice. Vivien Whyte officially presented the White Paper for a Rechtspfleger / Greffier for Europe to Ms. Pedroso who was very knowledgeable about the issue and is closely following the work of the EUR. Vivien Whyte presented the advantages of seeking a convergence of national professions based on the principles and the list of tasks presented in the White Paper. The role of the Rechtspfleger / Greffier for Europe in European judicial cooperation procedures was one of the points of focus in the discussion.

Vivien Whyte also had the honor of attending a meeting of the national board of the Portuguese organization Sindicato dos Funcionários Judiciais, during which he was able to present the activity of the EUR and express his full support to the projects in progress and in particular the upgrading of the careers of judicial officials inspired by the Rechtspfleger / Greffier for Europe. He would like to thank the Portuguese colleagues for their generous hospitality and for organizing these particularly warm meetings.