Daniel Gueguen

Archives for EU Priorities 2020

Nobody has ever explained why the Member States, in ratifying the Lisbon Treaty, replaced an effective comitology system with an unmanageable one. If we cannot change it, we have to master it – or accept losing our influence. Only one winner and many losers There are small losers and big losers. The small losers are… » 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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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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Inundated with delegated acts, should Parliament hire more or simply reorganise? In the same week when the European Parliament’s SecretaryGeneral, Klaus Welle, called for staff reinforcements to deal with the growing number of delegated acts, Richard Corbett – one of the fathers of the 2006 comitology reform – recommended that all MEPs faced with the… » read more

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