Daniel Gueguen

The EU Internal Market is based on a fundamental principle: a single marketplace that ensures the free movement of goods, people, businesses and services. This means getting rid of as many trade barriers as possible – technical, fiscal and legal. To achieve this, the principal building block was ‘harmonisation’. Via directives adopted by the EU… » read more

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Le marché intérieur de l’UE s’est construit sur un principe fondamental : un marché unique, permettant la libre circulation des biens, des personnes, des capitaux et des services. Ceci requiert l’élimination de toutes les barrières techniques, fiscales, juridiques ou commerciales. Pour harmoniser, le législateur s’est efforcé par le biais de directives, d’imposer un cadre règlementaire… » read more

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Disons le franchement, après un an de plein exercice, la Commission Juncker est une déception. Certes, les excuses ne manquent pas : des Etats-membres trop nombreux, un processus de décision devenu ingérable, des crises géo-politiques et humanitaires insurmontables, mais quoiqu’il en soit la « Commission de la dernière chance » risque fort de l’être si… » read more

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Let’s be frank: after one year, the Juncker Commission has been a disappointment. Admittedly, it has excuses: too many Member States, an unmanageable decision-making process, intractable geopolitical and humanitarian crises…but be that as it may, the “last-chance Commission” risks living up to its name, if can’t find a path to better governance soon.   The… » read more

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Ouvert en 2009, « le dossier Orphacol » n’est toujours pas clôt malgré trois recours en Cour de Justice. Doit-on mettre en cause la complexité des procédures européennes ou la réticence de la Commission à reconnaître ses erreurs de jugement ? Sans doute un peu des deux !   Aller trois fois en Cour de… » read more

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Opened back in 2009, the “Orphacol file” is still not closed, despite three actions at the Court of Justice. What is to blame: the complexity of EU procedures or the Commission’s reluctance to recognise its errors of judgment? Probably a little of both! It is extremely rare to go to the Court of Justice three… » read more

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We remember this famous phrase attributed to Jean Monnet, one of the Founding Fathers of the Union. It is common knowledge that he never said it, but how accurate it is though. So much said in so few words! I do not mean to do any favours for Euractiv which hosts my blog, but I… » read more

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On se souvient de cette phrase célèbre attribuée à Jean Monnet, l’un des Pères fondateurs de l’Union. Il est communément admis qu’elle serait fausse, mais comme elle est juste. Comment dire tant de choses en si peu de mots ! Ce n’est pas pour renvoyer l’ascenseur à Euractiv qui héberge mon blog, mais j’ai adoré… » read more

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It is my pleasure to publish on my blog this speech given by my associate Vicky Marissen (PACT European Affairs) at a recent Ombudsman event on the important issue of trilogues and transparency in EU law-making.   Background memo for the public hearing ‘Trilogues and transparent law-making’ on 28th September 2015 organised by the European… » read more

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Before going back to school, every pupil makes sure to have the best pencils and notebooks. In a child’s mind, it is a question not just of reputation, but effectiveness: with a nice pencil and a nice notebook, he or she will write a lot better, make fewer mistakes and make real progress. In a… » read more

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