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BREXIT le 23 juin; fin de la saga glyphosate le 24, grandes politiques ou petits dossiers, l’UE doit se reconstruire de A à Z   Voici 20 ans j’ai publié « L’Europe à contresens ». Un petit ouvrage avec un fort retentissement médiatique. Son message-clé était simple. Partant du constat que l’élargissement de l’Union à… » read more

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In the not too distant past, we communicated a lot about the Orphacol case, involving the authorisation of an orphan medicine via an implementing decision. The affair made great waves. We told the story in a booklet called ‘The Orphacol Saga.’ One of the many bombshells in this case occurred when a Member State interrupted… » read more

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The EU Internal Market is based on a fundamental principle: a single marketplace that ensures the free movement of goods, people, businesses and services. This means getting rid of as many trade barriers as possible – technical, fiscal and legal. To achieve this, the principal building block was ‘harmonisation’. Via directives adopted by the EU… » read more

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Let’s be frank: after one year, the Juncker Commission has been a disappointment. Admittedly, it has excuses: too many Member States, an unmanageable decision-making process, intractable geopolitical and humanitarian crises…but be that as it may, the “last-chance Commission” risks living up to its name, if can’t find a path to better governance soon.   The… » read more

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Opened back in 2009, the “Orphacol file” is still not closed, despite three actions at the Court of Justice. What is to blame: the complexity of EU procedures or the Commission’s reluctance to recognise its errors of judgment? Probably a little of both! It is extremely rare to go to the Court of Justice three… » read more

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It is my pleasure to publish on my blog this speech given by my associate Vicky Marissen (PACT European Affairs) at a recent Ombudsman event on the important issue of trilogues and transparency in EU law-making.   Background memo for the public hearing ‘Trilogues and transparent law-making’ on 28th September 2015 organised by the European… » read more

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Before going back to school, every pupil makes sure to have the best pencils and notebooks. In a child’s mind, it is a question not just of reputation, but effectiveness: with a nice pencil and a nice notebook, he or she will write a lot better, make fewer mistakes and make real progress. In a… » read more

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The Commission tends by its very nature towards bureaucracy. There is an urgent need for the legislators to rise to the challenge I was tempted to call this editorial ‘Organising disorder’. Perhaps I was dissuaded once realised that six months of activity in a fiveyear mandate is not enough to judge the new team –… » read more

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Inundated with delegated acts, should Parliament hire more or simply reorganise? La même semaine Klaus Welle secrétaire général du Parlement européen veut renforcer les effectifs face à la multiplication des actes délégués. Richard Corbett – l’un des pères de la réforme comitologique de 2006 recommande aux députés confrontés à un vide législatif de s’intéresser davantage… » read more

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