Daniel Gueguen

Le Comité Economique et Social (CES) fût – il y a un siècle – je veux dire dans les années 1980 – 90, une Institution de grande influence : très impliquée dans les premières réformes de la PAC étroitement associée à l’élaboration des directives – notamment alimentaires – ayant conduit au Grand marché de 1993;… » read more

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A century ago – I mean in fact the 1980s and 1990s – the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) was an EU Institution with great influence. Closely involved in the initial reforms of the CAP and in the drafting of Directives (in particular food law) that helped create the Internal Market in 1993; a… » read more

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Nobody has ever explained why the Member States, in ratifying the Lisbon Treaty, replaced an effective comitology system with an unmanageable one. If we cannot change it, we have to master it – or accept losing our influence. Only one winner and many losers There are small losers and big losers. The small losers are… » read more

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We all received an early Christmas present this month as it was revealed that the Commission, European Parliament (EP) and Council have succeeded in negotiating the Inter-institutional Agreement (IIA) on Better Law-making. First proposed by the Commission in May 2015, the objective is to enhance all stages of EU decision-making – drafting, adoption, implementation and… » read more

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The EU Internal Market is based on a fundamental principle: a single marketplace that ensures the free movement of goods, people, businesses and services. This means getting rid of as many trade barriers as possible – technical, fiscal and legal. To achieve this, the principal building block was ‘harmonisation’. Via directives adopted by the EU… » read more

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Le marché intérieur de l’UE s’est construit sur un principe fondamental : un marché unique, permettant la libre circulation des biens, des personnes, des capitaux et des services. Ceci requiert l’élimination de toutes les barrières techniques, fiscales, juridiques ou commerciales. Pour harmoniser, le législateur s’est efforcé par le biais de directives, d’imposer un cadre règlementaire… » read more

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Disons le franchement, après un an de plein exercice, la Commission Juncker est une déception. Certes, les excuses ne manquent pas : des Etats-membres trop nombreux, un processus de décision devenu ingérable, des crises géo-politiques et humanitaires insurmontables, mais quoiqu’il en soit la « Commission de la dernière chance » risque fort de l’être si… » read more

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Let’s be frank: after one year, the Juncker Commission has been a disappointment. Admittedly, it has excuses: too many Member States, an unmanageable decision-making process, intractable geopolitical and humanitarian crises…but be that as it may, the “last-chance Commission” risks living up to its name, if can’t find a path to better governance soon.   The… » read more

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Ouvert en 2009, « le dossier Orphacol » n’est toujours pas clôt malgré trois recours en Cour de Justice. Doit-on mettre en cause la complexité des procédures européennes ou la réticence de la Commission à reconnaître ses erreurs de jugement ? Sans doute un peu des deux !   Aller trois fois en Cour de… » read more

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Opened back in 2009, the “Orphacol file” is still not closed, despite three actions at the Court of Justice. What is to blame: the complexity of EU procedures or the Commission’s reluctance to recognise its errors of judgment? Probably a little of both! It is extremely rare to go to the Court of Justice three… » read more

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