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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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In its 60-year history, the European Union has often distinguished itself by the use of innovative tools. Two come immediately to mind: the quotas and mechanisms under the Lomé Convention that offer developing country exporters the internal EU price rather than the dumping price practised on world markets. The regulatory innovation that was the rule… » read more

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The Commission has just received more than one million signatures opposing glyphosate, the active substance which had its approval extended until the end of 2017. Since the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) conclusion that the substance is not carcinogenic, the Commission is leaning towards granting a new 10-year authorisation. And now we have a million EU… » read more

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Clearly pro-EU, President Macron and his government are starting to translate En Marche! to the Union level. This is good. Recent years are similar to the 1980-85 period when there was much distrust and paralysis in the EU. In 1985, Jacques Delors was appointed Commission President with the aim of jump-starting the European Economic Community.… » 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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Pour donner au Brexit une dimension concrète, j’ai choisi de l’aborder sous l’angle de la Politique Agricole Commune, qui demeure à ce jour la seule politique intégrée de l’Union. Ne prétendant pas maîtriser l’ensemble de ces questions, j’ai obtenu l’aide de Michel Jacquot, un nom bien connu, ancien du Cabinet Delors, négociateur de la Commission… » read more

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Given the sensitivity of the issue, I have to be careful and begin by stating that I have no interest, direct or indirect, with any of the players in this dossier which combines all the flaws of today’s EU governance: no objective science, full-on op between NGOs and industry, and an incomprehensible process. The book… » read more

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I often write about EU secondary legislation and I am happy to host this piece on my blog – because comitology does not always have to be serious and dry!   Mr Trump, what is your overall view on the Lisbon Treaty framework of secondary legislation and Level 2 acts? Secondary? Level 2? Come on… » read more

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