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Last week the US magazine Newsweek had Emmanuel Macron on its cover as the “Last Man Standing”. Why not? But in an EU looking for direction, the boundary between leaders and followers seems to be reversed. Curiously, the leaders fall into distinct groups, while the followers are individuals. It seems the EU is being driven… » read more

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La semaine passée, le magazine américain Newsweek consacrait sa couverture à Emmanuel Macron « the last man standing ». Expression que l’on pourrait traduire par « le dernier porteur du souffle européen ». Certes, mais dans une Union européenne à la recherche de sens, la frontière entre leaders et followers semble s’inverser. Curieusement les leaders… » read more

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Representing interests (more commonly known as ‘lobbying’) is a complex profession founded on a simple choice: either you try to convince and build consensus via mediation, or you work to impose one side’s view upon the other. The European Union, so long a beacon of mediation, is slowly drifting towards the second option. This is… » 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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Auteur: Vicky Marissen Une task-force du “bon sens” créée par la Commission Le 10 juillet, la task-force «Faire moins mais plus efficacement» a publié son rapport. Constituée fin 2017, l’objectif principal de la task-force était de faire des recommandations sur une meilleure application des principes de subsidiarité et de proportionnalité, en recensant les domaines d’intervention… » read more

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Author: Vicky Marissen A task force of ‘common sense’ On 10 July, the report of the Task Force on Subsidiarity, Proportionality and ‘Doing Less More Efficiently’ was published. Set up at the end of 2017, the taskforce’s objective was to make recommendations on how better to apply the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, identify policy… » read more

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Over the past 10 years, three ruptures have affected the ability of Brussels lobbyists to influence. The first rupture took place in 2010, with the Treaty of Lisbon and related inter-institutional agreements: the creation of delegated acts, remarkably complex procedures for implementing acts, and systematic use of trilogues at first reading. The result was an… » read more

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EPPA et PACT European Affairs sont deux consultances en affaires européennes volontairement ‘continentales’ dans une Union Européenne post-Brexit. Culturellement proches, les deux cabinets disposent d’une expertise à la fois technique, politique et stratégique, d’une clientèle internationale et d’équipes multiculturelles, d’une longue pratique de la médiation et d’une connaissance intime du système communautaire à Bruxelles et… » read more

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EPPA and PACT European Affairs are two ‘continental’ EU affairs consultancies in a post-Brexit EU. Operating on the basis of a very similar culture, both firms are built upon technical, political and strategic expertise, an international clientele, multicultural teams, long-standing advocacy experience and an intimate knowledge of EU decision-making both in Brussels and in the… » read more

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If the House of Commons, Council and European Parliament are to approve any deal by 29 March 2019, negotiations will need to be done by the end of October 2018 at the latest. Taking into account the summer break, that is basically tomorrow! Not only have talks been advancing at a snail’s pace for months,… » read more

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