Daniel Gueguen

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The Commission has just received more than one million signatures opposing glyphosate, the active substance which had its approval extended until the end of 2017. Since the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) conclusion that the substance is not carcinogenic, the Commission is leaning towards granting a new 10-year authorisation. And now we have a million EU… » read more

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Overhauling the balance of powers or institutional tinkering? Law constitutes one of the fundamental pillars of democracy, but it is more than this. Law is also a vital cog in the EU decision-making system. In a way, it facilitates relations between the political and the operational. A judicial system that functions badly, inconsistently or not… » read more

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The proposed comitology reform would allow the Commission to shelter itself under Member States’ umbrella. Possibly due to lack of courage, the Commission is effectively trying to return to the pre-Lisbon system, even though it favoured abandoning this system to increase its power over implementing measures. Confronted with publicly sensitive issues, the Commission wants the… » read more

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