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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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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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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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La représentation d’intérêts (dit vulgairement le « lobbying ») constitue un métier complexe qui repose sur un choix simple : ou l’on s’efforce de convaincre, de rapprocher les points de vue via une médiation, ou l’on s’oppose pour imposer la position d’un camp à un autre. L’Union européenne longtemps phare de la médiation glisse progressivement… » read more

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There is a kind of inevitability when the Commission uses its right of legislative and regulatory initiative. The more the process is framed by impact assessments, consultations and scientific opinions, the more the EU moves towards a subjective approach to law and regulation. Today, it is clichés, conventional wisdom and public opinion that rules in… » read more

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A petition, an open letter, a blog article – these are all modest contributions. What else can I do? I am just a practitioner. But there is nothing degrading about being a practitioner in European affairs. Because a practitioner is perfectly able to analyse what is good and what is bad in the functioning of… » read more

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Three cases show the lack of analysis of contributions to consultations and make the distrust in the system grow Progress on Better Regulation without a doubt,… Since the adoption of the Better Regulation package in 2015 and the adoption of the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-making in 2016, progress has been made in terms of… » read more

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