Brexit: the urgent need for a Plan B

Brexit, rightly seen as inadvisable, will turn out to be impossible both technically and politically. Far from destroying the EU, Brexit is a chance to re-launch it by creating a two-circle community: a circle based on Eurozone integration and a …

Much is possible without Treaty reform – first of all, a change in culture!

Nicholas Sarkozy, so sure of himself, is promising a new Treaty before the end of the year, using a very Sarkozyite method of imposing from on high a reform of the EU outlined very generally. Such an approach is doomed …

The European Union: 20 years in the wrong direction

Brexit on 23 June, glyphosate on 24 June… On issues big and small, the EU needs to re-build itself from top to bottom 20 years ago I published “L’Europe à contresens”. This small book made a big impact in the …

Jo Cox’s last article – about the need to remain in Europe

“With many voters still making up their minds about a decision that will shape the future of our country, Oxford University’s Migration Observatory offered a stark warning that despite offering the world the Leave campaign cannot guarantee what would happen …

In the absence of many facts about the EU Referendum, here are my own:

The easy question first: If we weren’t already in the EU, would you vote to join? We can actually ignore the majority of arguments put forward by the 2 sides in this debate. Democracy is the most precious commodity any …

Director of PACT European Affairs

« Contrary to popular opinion, business lobbyists are less effective than NGOs» 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 …

Written procedure:
the devil is in the detail

Written procedure:
the devil is in the detail In the not too distant past, we communicated a lot about the Orphacol case, involving the authorisation of an orphan medicine via an implementing decision. The affair made great waves. We told the …

A Night In Cologne: The New Year’s Eve celebrations that changed Germany’s attitude to refugees

This article has been brought to you by Digital Bubble Media. We treat Digital Marketing as an Investment. A mob sexual assault on young female revellers on New Year’s Eve turned Germany’s celebrated tolerance of mass migration upside down. What …

Remembering Chernobyl: Alexander Zelentsov remembers the day of the Chernobyl disaster

This article has been brought to you by Strong Hair Formula. Strong Hair Formula prevents hair loss. As the 30th anniversary of the deadly disaster draws near, we meet chief operator of reactor n°4 at Chernobyl, Alexander Nikolaevich Zelentsov, who …

Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak

Whoever leaked the Mossack Fonseca papers appears motivated by a genuine desire to expose the system that enables the ultra wealthy to hide their massive stashes, often corruptly obtained and all involved in tax avoidance. These Panamanian lawyers hide the …