Daniel Gueguen

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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A la veille de la rentrée des classes chaque élève aspire aux meilleurs crayons et aux meilleurs cahiers. Plus que de son standing, il y va de son efficacité. Pour un esprit d’enfant avec un beau crayon sur un beau cahier on écrit beaucoup mieux, on fait moins de fautes, on progresse mieux. Dans une… » read more

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La Commission, par nature, tend à davantage de bureaucratie. Il a y urgence à relever ce défi J’ai été tenté d’intituler cet éditorial « Organiser le désordre ». Sans doute en ai-je été dissuadé estimant au final que 6 mois d’activité sur un mandat de 5 ans ne peuvent suffire à juger la nouvelle équipe… » read more

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The Commission tends by its very nature towards bureaucracy. There is an urgent need for the legislators to rise to the challenge I was tempted to call this editorial ‘Organising disorder’. Perhaps I was dissuaded once realised that six months of activity in a fiveyear mandate is not enough to judge the new team –… » read more

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Le projet d’accord interinstitutionnel de la Commission : de bonnes intentions mais qui ne répondent pas aux vrais besoins Les reports successifs du projet d’accord interinstitutionnel promis par la Commission en mars, puis en avril, puis en mai ont évidemment multiplié les occasions de fuite. Qui se sont multipliées avec la procédure inter-services chargée de… » read more

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The Commissions’ draft interinstitutional agreement: good intentions but it does not meet the real needs Successive delays in the publication of the draft interinstitutional agreement (IIA) have inevitably led to leaks. With interservice consultations underway, the text is being commented on and validated before its expected submission to the College of Commissioners on 19 May.… » read more

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Inundated with delegated acts, should Parliament hire more or simply reorganise? La même semaine Klaus Welle secrétaire général du Parlement européen veut renforcer les effectifs face à la multiplication des actes délégués. Richard Corbett – l’un des pères de la réforme comitologique de 2006 recommande aux députés confrontés à un vide législatif de s’intéresser davantage… » read more

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Inundated with delegated acts, should Parliament hire more or simply reorganise? In the same week when the European Parliament’s SecretaryGeneral, Klaus Welle, called for staff reinforcements to deal with the growing number of delegated acts, Richard Corbett – one of the fathers of the 2006 comitology reform – recommended that all MEPs faced with the… » read more

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