Daniel Gueguen

A Brexit negotiator said to me recently: “Don’t talk to me about Single Sky.” This tells us how sensitive the issue is – and the same could be said for REACH! The difference in attitude between the two negotiating teams is surprising. To this day the UK position remains unknown. But when I telephone the… » read more

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Three cases show the lack of analysis of contributions to consultations and make the distrust in the system grow Progress on Better Regulation without a doubt,… Since the adoption of the Better Regulation package in 2015 and the adoption of the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-making in 2016, progress has been made in terms of… » read more

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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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Le registre des actes délégués tant attendu est arrivé mais cela n’empêche pas l’habituelle opacité de perdurer, comme on peut le voir avec des dossiers comme le formaldéhyde et la réforme en cours des certificats complémentaires de protection (CCP). Ces derniers sont des outils de propriété intellectuelle qui prolongent les droits de brevets de cinq… » 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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La période de transition considérée comme un atout par les milieux d’affaires britanniques n’est rien d’autre pour le Royaume-Uni qu’un saut de l’avion Europe sans parachute ! Le Brexit est-il inéluctable ? Un « no go » pourrait-il être formulé ? De l’avis des autorités communautaires consultées en off-the-record la réponse est « non »… » read more

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