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After two seminars on Brexit organised by Queen’s College in January 2018 and the Oxford Martin School in October 2019, we expected to receive more answers than questions. But that was not the case! At Queen’s, the negotiations (in January 2018) were at an early stage. The title “The facts facing the UK’s Future” set… » read more

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A l’issue de deux séminaires sur le Brexit organisés par le Queens College en janvier 2018 et la Oxford Martin School en octobre 2019 on s’attend à recevoir plus de réponses que de questions. Ce ne fût pas le cas ! Au Queens, en janvier 2018 les négociations en sont dans leur première phase. Le… » read more

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The Robert Schuman Foundation has published a paper entitled: “Juncker or European added value: The positive legacy of the European Commission (2014-2019).” One can never talk enough about the harm that subsidised associations do to the cause of the EU. Even for the most pro-European of Europeans, the Juncker Commission has been a failure in… » read more

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Since the very beginning I have said that Brexit will not work. Today, we can clearly speak of a “Brexit failure”, considering that the 31 October deadline will not help to unblock the situation. This document aims to examine rapidly the reasons for the failure of Brexit and possible scenarios for the next two years.… » read more

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Author: Daniel Peyraube (CEPM President)   If there is one sector that should be convinced of the importance of the European project, it is agriculture. Thanks to the CAP, agriculture is the only ‘integrated’ policy of the Union. The current context of great uncertainty (Brexit, questions of identity, budget) and multiple fears (terrorism, immigration, climate… » read more

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Auteur: Daniel PEYRAUBE (Président CEPM)   S’il est un milieu qui doit être convaincu de l’importance du projet européen, c’est bien l’agriculture qui constitue via la PAC la seule politique intégrée de l’Union. Le contexte particulièrement incertain (Brexit, montée des questions identitaires, budget, …) et les peurs multiples (terrorisme, immigration, changement climatique, …) n’y changent… » read more

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An innovation of the Lisbon Treaty, the European Citizens’ Initiative requires one million signatures to encourage the Commission to propose legislation. At first sight, its results seem disappointing. In practice, the situation is more nuanced. Admittedly, the “Ban Glyphosate” Initiative (1.3 million signatures) did not prevent the re-authorisation of the active substance for another five… » read more

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The Treaties give the European Commission an exclusive power of legislative initiative. In principle, only the Commission can draft and propose Directives, Regulations and Decisions. The Lisbon Treaty also gave the Commission the power to propose AND adopt delegated acts, with the risk of creating an imbalance of power. Considered boring by the ‘Brussels Bubble’,… » read more

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Les Traités confèrent à la Commission un pouvoir d’initiative exclusif. Elle seule peut proposer et rédiger des directives, des règlements ou des décisions. Le Traité de Lisbonne offre à la Commission un pouvoir supplémentaire : celui de proposer ET d’adopter des actes délégués. Avec le risque d’un déséquilibre des pouvoirs. Jugée ennuyeuse par la «… » read more

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The bear is sleeping soundly in its lair. The Parliament is in a kind of early recess. The Commission is waiting for the next College. The Member States are self-centred. Elsewhere, everything is moving. Here, nothing is moving. Brexit: when things are beyond us, let’s pretend we are the instigators Nobody has control over this… » read more

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