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Sod all this cheery coming together lark. I admire Ian Dunt for trying it, but ultimately I do not think it is going to work, not least – as Richard Elwes elegantly points out – so many Remain people rightly feel what happened prior to the referendum was a swindle. Brexit is ultimately taking your… » read more

  Posted by Jon Worth Euroblog

Comme chacun sait, le Parlement européen n’est pas un vrai Parlement. Il n’est pas législateur, mais co-législateur. Et ne dispose pas du pouvoir d’initiative législative qui appartient à la Commission. Cette anomalie à corriger au plus vite justifierait une action résolue du Parlement qui résigné au statu quo, s’en désintéresse et se disperse. Le «… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

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

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

Do you read me Brussels?

Guest blog post by Laura Sullivan, Vice-President of CONCORD, the European Confederation of Development NGOs and Regional Director for Europe and the Americas of ActionAid International. If one thing is clear from Friends of Europe’s annual ‘State of the EU’ event, it is this: Europe’s leaders need to decide whether to hang out with the… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

100 jours après le funeste referendum britannique, seule l’extrême complexité du Brexit fait consensus et justifie la position attentiste du Royaume-Uni qui, en inventoriant les multiples problèmes à solutionner, se livre en quelque sorte à une étude d’impact géante. Mais un aspect de la négociation semble avoir été négligé ou sous-estimé, celui des relations avec… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

Trois mois après le 23 juin s’offre à nos yeux une incroyable improvisation qui perdure. Aujourd’hui on commence à peine à mesurer l’incroyable complexité des trois phases qui vont se succéder jusqu’au Brexit… La première phase, celle du déclenchement de l’article 50 se heurte à d’innombrables questions: faut-il un vote du Parlement britannique? un vote… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

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

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

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