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What strikes me most, 12 months into the Brexit process, is the preparedness of some and unpreparedness of others.   Methodical preparation in Brussels After lengthy meetings with officials in the European Council’s Brexit taskforce at the end of August 2016, I was amazed by their in-depth knowledge of the ins and outs of Article… » read more

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Le premier sondage d’opinion date de 1936 pour l’élection du Président Roosevelt. Un magazine national au terme d’un vote fictif de 10 millions d’américains prévoit la défaite de Roosevelt. Gallup établit un échantillon représentatif et anticipe la victoire de Roosevelt qui obtiendra 62% des voix. Conclusion : mieux vaut un petit échantillon représentatif qu’une consultation… » read more

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The first opinion poll dates from 1936 when Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected US President. Following a notional vote by 10 million Americans, a national magazine predicted Roosevelt’s defeat. Gallup took a representative sample and anticipated Roosevelt’s victory with 62% of votes. The conclusion: a small representative sample is worth far more than consulting everybody.… » read more

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Let me tell you the story about the egg in the square… It sounds like the start of a really nice story, but I am sorry to disappoint you. In the EU reality, the story about the egg in the square has nothing charming or funny in store for us. The egg in the square,… » read more

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You might remember the advert for Canada Dry : “It looks like alcohol, it tastes like alcohol…but it’s not alcohol.” The reform of comitology proposed by the Commission is presented as a reform, but it is nothing of the sort. It attempts to return to the pre-Lisbon Treaty system, without getting there. Strongly clashing with… » read more

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How should we celebrate 25th March 2017, the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome? Many people are asking themselves this tricky question. In my own opinion, it would be better not to celebrate anything at all. I have no memory of any celebration in 2007 for the 50th anniversary of the… » read more

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