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As everyone knows, the European Parliament is not a real Parliament. It is a co-legislator rather than a legislator, and does not possess the power of legislative initiative, which belongs to the Commission. This anomaly, which needs to be corrected as soon as possible, provides justification for determined action by a Parliament becoming more and… » read more

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At a time when the European Union is faced with major dangers both internal and external, our elite leaders are focussing on issues that, while perhaps important, have no relation to their priorities. So we see Mr Juncker – otherwise inaudible – taking action on secondary legislation concerning roaming and glyphosate, but still not proposing… » read more

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Three months on from 23 June, we are seeing incredible and enduring improvisation. We are barely starting to realise the huge complexity presented by the three phases of Brexit. The first phase, involving the triggering of Article 50, poses countless questions: does the UK Parliament need to vote? Would this vote be binding or advisory?… » read more

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My article ‘Barnier and Brexit: bad mood before the holidays’ provoked a lot of comment about the respective roles of the Commission and Council in the upcoming negotiations. Some people responded saying “the negotiations will be conducted by the Commission.” This is not accurate, but not necessarily inaccurate. Article 50 of the Treaty does not… » read more

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Without doubt, the Commission President is embarrassing – embarrassing when he comments, embarrassing when he doesn’t take decisions, and even embarrassing when he does. Appointing Michel Barnier as chief Brexit negotiator on behalf of the Commission comes squarely under this last category, and in more ways than one. First of all, the process. We know… » read more

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Décidément le Président de la Commission est embarrassant. Embarrassant quand il commente. Embarrassant quand il ne décide pas. Et même embarrassant quand il décide. La nomination de Michel Barnier comme négociateur en chef du Brexit pour le compte de la Commission entre précisément dans cette dernière catégorie et à plus d’un titre. D’abord sur le… » read more

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EU crisis Authority and values to restore Europeans’ desire to live together   The reaction of Jean-Claude Juncker to the Nice attacks was interesting. In Le Soir, he stated: “We have to ask ourselves when this is going to stop?” For months, I have been saying over and over again that the President of the… » read more

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Crise de l’UE. De l’autorité et des valeurs pour recréer un « vivre ensemble » européen   La réaction de Jean-Claude Junker sur la tuerie de Nice est éclairante. Dans Le Soir, le Président de la Commission déclare : « On en est à se demander quand ça va s’arrêter. » Depuis des mois, je… » read more

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Jugé à juste titre inopportun, le BREXIT va s’avérer irréalisable techniquement et politiquement. Loin de détruire l’Union, le BREXIT constitue une chance pour la relancer par la création d’une communauté à deux cercles : le cercle de l’intégration exigée dans l’Eurozone et le cercle du Grand Marché. Chacun devrait y trouver son compte. Les scénarios… » read more

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Brexit, rightly seen as inadvisable, will turn out to be impossible both technically and politically. Far from destroying the EU, Brexit is a chance to re-launch it by creating a two-circle community: a circle based on Eurozone integration and a circle for the Single Market. Everyone would benefit from this. I do not agree with… » read more

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