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  This title summarises an important study carried out in 2015-16 by three professors at the London School of Economics (LSE) with a specific focus on consumer protection and the environment. The statement might appear shocking, but in fact I arrived at the same conclusion 10 years ago in my book “European Lobbying”. Why? My… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

Dans un passé encore récent, nous avons beaucoup communiqué sur le dossier Orphacol. Flashback : il s’agissait d’autoriser un médicament orphelin via une décision d’exécution. L’affaire avait fait grand bruit. Nous en avions tiré une brochure « La saga Orphacol ». L’un des nombreux coups de théâtre de ce dossier avait consisté en la résiliation… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

Cette Commission Juncker m’épate par son incapacité à résoudre le moindre problème. Qu’il s’agisse de grands problèmes ou de petits problèmes. Dans quelle catégorie classer le Registre de la transparence ? Un petit problème, sans doute, mais avec d’importantes conséquences en termes de transparence, d’écoute de la société civile, de bonne gouvernance et au final,… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

I am amazed by the inability of this Juncker Commission to solve problems, big or small. How do we classify the problem of the Transparency Register? A small issue perhaps, but with big consequences in terms of openness, good governance and democracy. Consultation: a childish questionnaire For years we have been talking about making this… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

The organic industry has tried to justify lower yields by shifting the argument towards the amount of food we waste. The logic is that we could produce enough organically to feed the world if we just stop waste. This logic is flawed.

After the heated debate and consultations on the European Transparency Initiative (ETI) we are now in the phase of consultations on its prominent element – the Code of Conduct for interest representatives (consultations close on 15/02/2008). The draft code proposed by the Commission seems fairly minimalist as it quotes very vast principles of “openness, transparency, honesty and integrity” that shall be binding for those (only!) who choose to register as lobbyists. There can be doubts whether it will bring more transparency to interest representation towards the EU Institutions.

Lobbying points in Europe

As ever more national legislation within Europe is aligned to laws created and set in Brussels lobbying in Europe assumes growing importance. But the question of where and who to lobby is critical. An August 2006 seminar in networking in Europe provided some useful pointers in where to start Networking in the European Union. The… » read more

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