Daniel Gueguen

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Naive questions about a file where every actor seems to be acting in reverse Being a recognised lobbyist, professor at the College of Europe, author and blogger, hardly a day goes by without a journalist or student asking me to contribute to an article or thesis. I have always responded positively – except for tobacco.… » read more

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Questions naïves sur un dossier où chaque acteur semble jouer à front renversé Lobbyiste affirmé, professeur au Collège d’Europe, auteur, bloggeur, il n’est pas un jour sans qu’un journaliste ou un étudiant ne m’interroge pour un éclairage sur un article ou une contribution à un mémoire. J’y ai toujours répondu positivement sauf pour le tabac.… » read more

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Un acte délégué présenté en vertu de la législation européenne sur le tabac déclenche un débat interpellant sur la relation entre les traités internationaux et la législation secondaire de l’UE. La Commission européenne respecte-t-elle le protocole de l’OMS visant à éliminer le commerce illicite des produits du tabac? Telle est la question qui se pose.… » read more

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A delegated act tabled under EU tobacco legislation has sparked off an intriguing debate about the relationship between international treaties and EU secondary legislation. Is the European Commission respecting the WHO Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products? In past years the Newsletter has spilt copious amounts of ink writing about the relationship between… » read more

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The United Kingdom wants to leave the EU, Catalonia wants to get back in! Two curiously star-crossed destinies that raise a disturbing question: does national sovereignty still exist? The answer, a cruel one, is ‘no’. National sovereignty no longer really exists, a fact that frustrates the independence wishes of some and the emancipation of others.… » read more

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The long-awaited Delegated Acts Register has arrived but that doesn’t mean an end to the usual opacity, as we can see with files like formaldehyde and the on-going reform of supplementary protection certificates (SPC). The latter is an IP tool that extends patent rights by 5 years, helping manufacturers of pharma and plant health products… » read more

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Britain’s business world sees the transition period as a positive achievement, but for the UK it would be like jumping out of the EU plane without a parachute!   Is Brexit inevitable? Could a ‘no go’ scenario be worked out? No, according to EU officials I consulted off-the-record, because the UK is blocked by internal… » 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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L’acquis communautaire, c’est-à-dire l’ensemble des lois et règlements de l’UE applicable aux Etats membres s’élève à plus de 14.000 textes (1.685 directives et 12.410 règlements). Le lendemain du Brexit cette masse législative continue à s’appliquer aux 27, mais aussi …. au Royaume-Uni, … ce qui surprendrait au plus haut point les citoyens britanniques s’ils en… » read more

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The European Union acquis – that is, the body of EU laws and regulations applicable to Member States – comes to over 14,000 texts in total (1,685 Directives and 12,410 Regulations). The day after Brexit, this legislative mass will continue applying to the 27…but also to the United Kingdom. This is something that would greatly… » read more

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