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In the 1880s, the great philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wrote: “Our era is an era of frenzy, and for this precise reason it is not an era of passion. It heats up constantly because it feels cold – essentially, it freezes.” The same could be said about our Europe in 2017: it is frozen. We are… » read more

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A few weeks ago, a consultant specialised in ‘e-reputation’ offered his services to me. I Googled him, and not without surprise, I discovered that…he has a bad reputation! From that moment, any possibility of us working together went out the window. Every lobbyist has two assets: credibility and a network. A bad reputation kills credibility.… » read more

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Chaque année dans les semaines qui précèdent la coupure des vacances d’été je m’offre un voyage au sein des Institutions. Le mot « je m’offre » a tout sens car c’est un véritable cadeau que d’échanger librement et en confiance avec un panel d’élus, de hauts fonctionnaires, de chefs lobbyistes, de représentants des principales ONG.… » read more

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La Commission vient d’annoncer que plus d’un million de signatures ont été réunies pour s’opposer au glyphosate dont l’autorisation avait été renouvelée jusqu’à fin 2018 dans l’attente de l’avis de l’ECHA (Agence européenne des produits chimiques). L’ECHA ayant clairement conclu que le glyphosate n’est pas cancérigène, la Commission s’orienterait (conditionnel) vers la prolongation de l’autorisation… » read more

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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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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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Pendant une heure Daniel Guéguen a répondu sans tabou aux questions de Lora Verheeke qui, outre l’animation de son émission consacrée au Lobbying européen, collabore à Corporate Europe Observatory, une association qui entend promouvoir les bonnes pratiques de lobbying et dénoncer les manquements à l’éthique. A la suite d’une introduction classiquement consacrée à la définition… » 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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We recently objected to the statement of Ms Marie Donnelly (DG ENER), who said that public opinion is against biofuels and therefore we should follow the vox populi, regardless of the facts. The role of the Commission is to act in the general interest and inform citizens on the basis of objective studies. This is… » read more

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