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A need to reinforce the Alliance based on a medium-term strategy On the exact day it was announced to be published, the EU Commission adopted its delegated act setting the technical screening criteria for climate adaptation and climate mitigation. Most issues raised were not taken into account or were pushed down the road. Nuclear energy,… » read more

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In a recent article (Exporting the Precautionary Principle) we observed that the EU, under the cover of a concern for food safety, is introducing a subjective dimension into its regulations and creating technical barriers to trade. The globalised economy, new technologies and Brexit call for a modernisation of the EU system. As a Professor at… » read more

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For observers, the EU’s increasing reliance on technical barriers to trade – most often health and phytosanitary measures – amounts to protectionism. But this is not the case, because the Union remains committed to free trade. The explanation lies in its willingness to impose upon third countries the precautionary principle and its own subjective view… » read more

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Pour les observateurs, la multiplication par l’UE des barrières techniques aux échanges – le plus souvent des mesures sanitaires et phyto-sanitaires – relève du protectionnisme. Pas du tout car l’Union demeure libre-échangiste. L’explication est à chercher dans une volonté d’imposer aux pays-tiers son principe de précaution et sa vision subjective de la science. Le problème… » read more

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Due to opposition from 10 Member States and critical comments made in the public consultation, the draft delegated act will be revised. But the Commission will have to add an educational dimension if it wants to convince the real economy of Taxonomy’s validity. One has to read the great novelists to understand the times we… » read more

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L’opposition de 10 Etats membres et les critiques de la consultation publique conduiront à une révision du projet d’acte délégué. Mais il reviendra à la Commission d’y apporter une dimension pédagogique si elle veut convaincre l’économie réelle du bien-fondé de la taxonomie. Il faut lire les grands romanciers pour bien comprendre son temps. Dans 1984,… » read more

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At a time when the European Union is wasting its energy on taxonomy – a kind of bureaucratic statism defining “sustainable” economic activities – China is announcing the launch of an immense market with its 14 neighbours! The shortcut is striking…but leaving aside its totalitarian logic, taxonomy bears all the hallmarks of failed governance: opacity,… » read more

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La volonté législative de la Commission pour le Green Deal va se trouver fortement impactée par le Covid 19. Pour certains, le redémarrage économique de l’UE est une chance pour atteindre les objectifs de neutralité carbone et d’une économie circulaire. Pour d’autres, ces objectifs doivent s’effacer devant l’urgence. Cette Comitology Newsletter spécial « Green Deal… » read more

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The European Commission’s legislative ambition for the Green Deal will be profoundly impacted by Covid-19. For some, re-starting the EU economy is an opportunity to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality and a genuine circular economy. For others, these goals should take a back seat during recovery from the crisis. This special “Green Deal” Comitology… » read more

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