Daniel Gueguen

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Below is an extract from an Euractiv report on a speech by a Commission Director at the European Parliament on 12 October 2016: Marie Donnelly, Director for Renewables, Research, and Energy Efficiency in the Commission’s Energy directorate, explained the reasons behind the decision to phase out first generation biofuels… In essence, she said the Commission… » read more

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Given the sensitivity of the issue, I have to be careful and begin by stating that I have no interest, direct or indirect, with any of the players in this dossier which combines all the flaws of today’s EU governance: no objective science, full-on op between NGOs and industry, and an incomprehensible process. The book… » read more

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I often write about EU secondary legislation and I am happy to host this piece on my blog – because comitology does not always have to be serious and dry!   Mr Trump, what is your overall view on the Lisbon Treaty framework of secondary legislation and Level 2 acts? Secondary? Level 2? Come on… » read more

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Mon article « Barnier-Brexit, mauvaise humeur avant les vacances » a suscité beaucoup de commentaires sur le rôle respectif de la Commission et du Conseil dans les négociations. Certains intervenants au débat m’écrivent que « the negociations will be conducted by the Commission ». Ceci n’est pas exact, en, tout cas pas nécessairement exact. L’article… » read more

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My article ‘Barnier and Brexit: bad mood before the holidays’ provoked a lot of comment about the respective roles of the Commission and Council in the upcoming negotiations. Some people responded saying “the negotiations will be conducted by the Commission.” This is not accurate, but not necessarily inaccurate. Article 50 of the Treaty does not… » read more

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Without doubt, the Commission President is embarrassing – embarrassing when he comments, embarrassing when he doesn’t take decisions, and even embarrassing when he does. Appointing Michel Barnier as chief Brexit negotiator on behalf of the Commission comes squarely under this last category, and in more ways than one. First of all, the process. We know… » read more

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Décidément le Président de la Commission est embarrassant. Embarrassant quand il commente. Embarrassant quand il ne décide pas. Et même embarrassant quand il décide. La nomination de Michel Barnier comme négociateur en chef du Brexit pour le compte de la Commission entre précisément dans cette dernière catégorie et à plus d’un titre. D’abord sur le… » read more

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EU crisis Authority and values to restore Europeans’ desire to live together   The reaction of Jean-Claude Juncker to the Nice attacks was interesting. In Le Soir, he stated: “We have to ask ourselves when this is going to stop?” For months, I have been saying over and over again that the President of the… » read more

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Crise de l’UE. De l’autorité et des valeurs pour recréer un « vivre ensemble » européen   La réaction de Jean-Claude Junker sur la tuerie de Nice est éclairante. Dans Le Soir, le Président de la Commission déclare : « On en est à se demander quand ça va s’arrêter. » Depuis des mois, je… » read more

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