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  1. Introduction
  2. The positive balance of the Euro in the last 10 years, and its key role in managing the recent crisis
  3. The future of the Euro
  4. However, the Euro currency is not as strong as one might suppose
  5. The future of the Euro - Conditioned by an increase in the economic convergence of the countries in the Euro area
  6. Conclusion

The Civil Code (or the French Civil Code) is the result of a desire for codification with the aim of consolidating, simplifying and modernizing existing rules of law in general terms accessible to all. According to Portalis, one of the drafters of the Civil Code, the Civil Code pertains to "the spirit of method applied to legislation".

The Civil Code was re titled "Code Napoleon" or the "Napoleonic Code". The first codes appeared during the Late Roman Empire. These codes did, however, collect, organize and rearrange the existing legislation.

In August 1800, the First Consul, Napoleon Bonaparte, met by the consular decree of 24 Thermidor, a commission of four eminent jurists charged with drafting the Civil Code, who are Préameneu Bigot, Portalis, Tranchet and Maleville.

The questions that arise then are regarding the role played by the Civil Code and the reasons for its success as well as its evolution with regard to changes and transformations in our society.

Thirty-six laws were developed between 1803 and 1804 in the French Civil Code. The Civil Code appears as a legal monument from several sources such as customary law, statutory law, and the right royal.

The drafters of the Civil Code were aware of the difficulty of their business, "what task the drafting of a civil law for a great people," exclaims Portalis in his introductory speech to the draft Civil Code.

The interest of this subject is based mainly on the importance of the Civil Code in French law today. In fact it represents animportant source drive civil law (even the French law), especially in matters of law family and property or contract law.

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