Daniel Gueguen

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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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We recently objected to the statement of Ms Marie Donnelly (DG ENER), who said that public opinion is against biofuels and therefore we should follow the vox populi, regardless of the facts. The role of the Commission is to act in the general interest and inform citizens on the basis of objective studies. This is… » read more

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Below is an extract from an Euractiv report on a speech by a Commission Director at the European Parliament on 12 October 2016: Marie Donnelly, Director for Renewables, Research, and Energy Efficiency in the Commission’s Energy directorate, explained the reasons behind the decision to phase out first generation biofuels… In essence, she said the Commission… » read more

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