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Une remise à plat de l’équilibre des pouvoirs ou un bricolage institutionnel ? La science du droit constitue un des piliers de la démocratie, mais elle n’est pas que cela. Le droit constitue un rouage essentiel de la prise de décision communautaire. En quelque sorte, il lubrifie la relation entre le politique et l’opérationnel. Un… » read more

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The proposed comitology reform would allow the Commission to shelter itself under Member States’ umbrella. Possibly due to lack of courage, the Commission is effectively trying to return to the pre-Lisbon system, even though it favoured abandoning this system to increase its power over implementing measures. Confronted with publicly sensitive issues, the Commission wants the… » read more

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You will recall that last year PACT European Affairs published its booklet ‘Better Regulation: 10 graphs to help you understand’, providing a useful visual overview and analysis of the Commission’s Better Regulation package and what it means for EU public affairs. PACT has now updated its booklet in light of the new Inter-institutional Agreement on… » read more

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In 2015, the Strasbourg THE Seat campaign benefited from significant media focus thanks to a high turnout among journalists at the 21st October press conference, where the motto was “Brussels rhymes with technocracy, Strasbourg rhymes with democracy”. In 2016, the Strasbourg THE Seat campaign is gaining a new momentum with the conclusions of a Working… » read more

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En 2015, la campagne Strasbourg THE Seat a bénéficié d’une importante visibilité médiatique avec une forte participation de journalistes à la conférence de presse du 21 octobre autour du slogan «à Bruxelles la bureaucratie ; à Strasbourg la démocratie ». En 2016, la campagne Strasbourg THE Seat reprend une nouvelle dynamique basée sur les conclusions… » 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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We all received an early Christmas present this month as it was revealed that the Commission, European Parliament (EP) and Council have succeeded in negotiating the Inter-institutional Agreement (IIA) on Better Law-making. First proposed by the Commission in May 2015, the objective is to enhance all stages of EU decision-making – drafting, adoption, implementation and… » read more

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