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The EU in hibernation

The bear is sleeping soundly in its lair. The Parliament is in a kind of early recess. The Commission is waiting for the next College. The Member States are self-centred. Elsewhere, everything is moving. Here, nothing is moving. Brexit: when things are beyond us, let’s pretend we are the instigators Nobody has control over this… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

L’ours dort profondément dans sa tanière. Le Parlement vit son « recess » par anticipation. La Commission attend son futur Collège. Les Etats membres sont auto-centrés. Ailleurs, tout bouge. Ici rien ne bouge.   Brexit. Quand les choses nous dépassent feignons d’en être les instigateurs ! Personne n’a de contrôle sur ce dossier. Ni à… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

In its 60-year history, the European Union has often distinguished itself by the use of innovative tools. Two come immediately to mind: the quotas and mechanisms under the Lomé Convention that offer developing country exporters the internal EU price rather than the dumping price practised on world markets. The regulatory innovation that was the rule… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

Il est rare qu’un éditorialiste débute son texte en demandant aux lecteurs de lire d’abord les articles situés en pages intérieures. C’est le cas ici ! Les articles publiés en pages 2 et 3 de la présente Comitology Newsletter sont éclairants de l’impasse bureaucratique où s’enferme l’Union. Manipuler la frontière entre actes délégués et actes… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

    Guest blog post by Howard Dobson, Strategic digital communications specialist and author. Europeans don’t understand the EU well enough to make an informed stay/leave decision. It’s not about knowing your Asse (in Belgium) from your Elbingen (in Germany). How many know their European Court of Justice from their European Court of Human Rights?… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The bill enacting the UK decision to leave the EU finally became law. After months of debates, yesterday the House of Commons speaker John Bercow told lawmakers: « I have to notify the House in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967 that her Majesty has signified her royal assent to the following acts …… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Pour permettre à la Chambre des Communes, au Conseil des Ministres et au Parlement européen d’approuver le paquet de négociations avant le 29 mars 2019, celles-ci doivent se terminer fin octobre 2018 au plus tard. Compte tenu des mois d’été, fin octobre 2018, c’est demain ! Non seulement les négociations avancent depuis des mois à… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

Guest blog post by Denis MacShane, the UK’s former minister for Europe. His latest book is Brexit, No Exit. Why (in the End) Britain Won’t Leave Europe (IB Tauris). Recently the London Eurosceptic political weekly, the Spectator, published an article by the most fervent EU federalist to be found in Europe. Jean Quatremer is a… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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