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Grahnlaw (in English) -

If we approach the 13 September 2017 State of the European Union (SOTEU) debate as seen by the European Parliament, we find the press release Let’s make the most of the momentum to shape an ambitious future , with a summary of the plenary debate, but enough links to keep us busy listening and reading for a long time. In addition to reading the brief notes about the speeches, I used the links to videos to relisten to the interventions by the president of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani...

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The web page for the Commission Work Programme 2018 (CWP 2018) offers access to the communication, the five official annexes and additional documents, but at this stage mainly in the three internal working languages of the Commission (English, French and German). At this point in time, the language choice is no wider if we access the official documents through the legal portal Eur-Lex. However, let us fetch the exact reference there: Commission Work Programme 2018: An agenda for a more united...

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The Grahnblawg entry Bloggartiklar kring strategin för en digital inre marknad is a compilation of posts in Finnish and Swedish about the digital single market (DSM). The Grahnlaw article The EU digital single market strategy took us from the political guidelines to the communication and the supporting evidence from the European Commission: A Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe; Brussels, 6.5.2015 COM(2015) 192 final (20 pages)   A Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe - Analysis...

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One day before the EU27 Rome declaration I want to start this blog post by quoting two paragraphs from the 2012 Single Market Act II communication spelling out why even the incomplete European Union we have is better than secession for increasingly mobile people and businesses (page 9): The mobility of citizens and businesses is at the heart of European integration and the Single Market. The Commission will continue to work towards its vision of a Single Market where citizens, workers and...

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Yesterday we posted the entries Single Market Act blog posts , Single Market concerns and the Single Market Act II . The year 2012 was the year of the 20th anniversary of the internal market (single market) and the birth of the SMA II: Single Market Act II - Together for new growth; Brussels, 3.10.2012 COM(2012) 573 final (24 pages) Today is the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Rome Treaties, but we continue to follow the efforts to improve the internal market during the 2010s. Here we...

NWO Havaintoja -

Taas on tullut se aika vuodesta jolloin Euroopan pankkiirit sekä eliitti kokoontuu salaisesti Bilderberg kokoukseen päättämään asioista, joista he eivät halua meidän tietävän. Kokous järjestetään tänä vuonna Dresdenissä, Saksassa ja kyseinen hotelli oli jo keskiviikkona eilen tiukassa armeijan vartioinnissa. Suomesta kokoukseen osallistuvat ainakin liikenneministeri Anne Berner sekä Sammon hallituksen puheenjohtaja Björn Wahlroos , joka muutti puolestaan muutama vuosi sitten...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

Behind by design seems to lead the EU to the Sisyphean internal market and other policy areas, where the Juncker Commission is left to practise the art of the possible: Monitoring the European Commission’s progress . Having found no comprehensive internal market (single market) mid-term review process or document, we turn to elements illustrating mid-life during the current Commission term. Is the European Commission able to inspire the EU member states and the other European Union...

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The blog posts European Council: United we’re stuck? and European Council: Leaders’ Agenda presented facts and expressed doubts regarding the efforts of the EUCO president Donald Tusk to overcome paralysis or stagnation among the heads of state or government. It remains to be seen, if the Bratislava implementation report, the description in the invitation letter and the timetable downloadable from EUCO’s Leaders’ Agenda web page, are going to turn the European Council into the impetus...

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Our discussion about the European Council (EUCO) and the new Leaders’ Agenda for thematic meetings continued with a look at the briefings from the  European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) and the EUCO conclusions of 19 October and EU27 conclusions 20 October 2017 (Article 50 TEU), in EPRS: keeping tabs on the European Council . The Leaders’ Agenda timetable was described by president Tusk as a living document, apt to change over time, but let us take a look at the near future. Less...

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The member states, who own the European Union, have designed a structural underachiever, including in the area hailed as the greatest success story of the EU: the internal market (single market). Se the blog entry Sisyphean internal market .   Perhaps no Celestial City is in sight, but it is still important to see the strategically based progress of the Juncker Commission. Call for action 2016 A year ago, the Commission called for swift action regarding various proposals pertaining to the...

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After the Main points of EU digital single market strategy we turn to the potential gains and necessary means, according to the digital single market (DSM) communication COM(2015) 192 and the evidence report SWD(2015) 100 . Potential DSM gains and conditions If we try to find the  potential gains from a future digital single market, as well as the required means, this seems to be the core according to the official documents: 1 Huge growth potential Europe has the capabilities to lead in the...

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In the European Commission’s so called (so called, because it did not contain concrete proposals) White Paper on the Future of Europe: Reflections and scenarios for the EU27 by 2025; Brussels, 1.3.2017 COM(2017) 2025 final , the proto-executive promised to contribute to the discussion by publishing five reflection papers: developing the social dimension of Europe; deepening the Economic and Monetary Union, on the basis of the Five Presidents' Report of June 2015; harnessing globalisation; the...

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We took leave of the first and the second Single Market Act, and the second Barroso Commission, through the blog posts Tracing Single Market Act proposals and Latest Single Market Act blog entries . Still interested in improvement and governance of the internal market, in the entries Single Market integration 2013 report and Second Single Market integration report 2014 we saw that the Council and the European Parliament welcomed the integration reports, while calling for improvements. The...

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In the blog entry State of the EU Energy Union , I listed various official documents, including: Second Report on the State of the Energy Union; Brussels, 1.2.2017 COM(2017) 53 final (15 pages) Updated Roadmap for the Energy Union; Brussels, 1.2.2017 COM(2017) 53 final ANNEX 1 (21 pages) The Energy Union’s five dimensions: policy observations at Member State and EU level; Brussels, 1.2.2017 COM(2017) 53 final ANNEX 2 (6 pages) 2nd report The Second Report on the State of the Energy Union...

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Our latest blog entry about the Nordic EU member state, Two freedoms of competitive Denmark , highlighted the relative absence of poisonous corruption and media repression. Here we are going to take a look at what what it takes to shape a future-proof society.   WEF Annual Meeting 2017 According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) report from the Annual Meeting 2017 , the gathering focused on five challenges: strengthening global collaboration, revitalising economic growth, reforming capitalism...

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We glanced at the fourteen System Initiatives under work at the World Economic Forum (WEF), intertwined with the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). The blog entry Future-proof Denmark? ended with a question mark. If quick glances raised a question, could brief looks offer indications? Digital Transformation Initiative (DTI) The Digital Transformation Initiative by the World Economic Forum could offer one approach to future-proof. The title page...

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In the blog entries Evidence-based European market reforms? and   Services in EU single market strategy and European standards, public procurement and intellectual property , we used the analytical staff working document underpinning the promised proposals and actions in parallel with the condensed single market communication: A Single Market Strategy for Europe - Analysis and Evidence; Brussels, 28.10.2015 SWD(2015) 202 final (108 pages) Upgrading the Single Market: more opportunities for...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

We are on the reform trail. The free movement of goods, persons, services and capital and the comprehensive prohibition of all discrimination on grounds of nationality, are means to achieve a highly competitive social market economy. The internal market, which now consists of 31 countries with a total population of 515 million, is often (aspirationally) called the single market. When we want to study the development of the internal market during this decade, the obvious time to start is Europe...

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Serendipity is stumbling across a Facebook presentation of Mathew Lowry’s blog post The limits of public participation in policy . I had tried to explore how the future presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron started presenting and returning to the idea of democratic conventions and if president Macron’s Sorbonne speech had clarified the working of these democratic conventions . Macron had painted the democratic conventions as an essential tool to relaunch the European project. However, they...

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The blog post European Council: United we’re stuck? noted the effort of the EUCO president Donald Tusk to cut the Gordian knots among the heads of state or government (and more generally the governments of the member states), by a structured approach to difficult issues. At the same time, the entry doubted if a schedule for thematic meetings would be more successful now than at the time of Herman Van Rompuy. What if sub-optimal procedures and outcomes for EU citizens and enterprises are...




Grahnlaw (in English) -

The first day, 28 November 2016, of the EU Competitiveness Council was dedicated to issues relating to the internal market and industry. Despite more concrete news items available, I am going to approach the horizontal issue of the Single Market Strategy. Single Market Strategy Thirteen months ago the European Commission published the new single market strategy (available in 23 of the 24 official EU languages): Upgrading the Single Market: more opportunities for people and business ; Brussels...

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The blog post Hopkok om EU:s framtid directly or indirectly referred to 31 blog posts at Eurooppaoikeus (FI), Grahnblawg (SV) and Grahnlaw (EN), about the social market economy, the European social pillar, the future of Europe and EU reform. Since then, president Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union 2017 (SOTEU) address has been the point of departure for ten more blog articles - almost all in English - so this could be a good time to publish a new compilation for future reference...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

Visits to national parliaments is the next section in the State of the Union 2017 brochure (108 pages), consisting of a one page presentation of how the 657 visits to national parliaments since the beginning of the Commission’s mandate on 1 November 2014 have been distributed across the EU member states (page 95). This is only the tip of the iceberg. We can go to the EU treaties and annual reports for insights into the relations between the European Commission and national parliaments...

Deleuzen hidas oppimäärä -

Deleuzelaiseen henkeen kuuluu affirmatiivinen lukutapa, jonka Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen tiivistää Megafonin artikkelissaan Sosiologia ja ja ja ja…: Sen sijaan, että Deleuze kertoisi Humelle, Nietzschelle, Kantille, Bergsonille, Spinozalle, Foucault’lle tai Leibnizille, mitä nämä ”oikeasti” ajavat takaa, hän kehittää jokaisen näistä tuotantoa omalla tavallaan ja antaa sille uuden konsistenssin. Hän affirmoi jonkin jo olevan ja (sen virtuaalisuudesta käsin) […]

Grahnlaw (in English) -

The European Parliament, the European Commission and its president Jean-Claude Juncker, as well as the French president Emmanuel Macron, have provided substantive initiatives for the ongoing debate about the future of Europe.   This blog post provides the main references for contemplation, discussion and engagement. European Parliament The directly elected European Parliament, which represents the citizens of the union, launched a real discussion, by setting out its vision for the future of...

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The latest updates on the  European Commission’s State of the Union 2017 web page are the new industrial policy strategy, press release IP/17/3185 , cybersecurity, press release IP/17/3193 , and the flow of non-personal data in the EU, press release IP/17/3190 . I have presented roughly half of the 108-page State of the Union 2017 brochure in earlier blog entries. Now we turn to better regulation and enforcement. Better regulation The substance of the section on better regulation is on a...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

The State of the Union 2017 web page of the European Commission offers us materials and some updates concerning policy initiatives relating to the Commission Work Programme (CWP) 2018. In addition, a few novelties on the economic front are worth mentioning. Yesterday the Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis spoke about a proposal for a stronger and more integrated financial supervision for the Capital Markets Union (CMU) SPEECH/17/3365 , complemented by a press release IP/17/3308 ...

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In the summer of 2014 Jean-Claude Juncker presented his agenda for jobs, growth, fairness and democratic change, as political guidelines for the then next European Commission. The ten priorities available in the brochure A New Start for Europe are: A New Boost for Jobs, Growth and Investment A Connected Digital Single Market A Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy A Deeper and Fairer Internal Market with a Strengthened Industrial Base A Deeper and Fairer Economic...

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The Juncker Commission has been strategic and steadfast in its work, matter of fact in its communication. In the blog post Commission Work Programme 2018 we looked at the CWP 2018 communication, which offers a State of the Union 2017 (SOTEU) update, useful references and an overview of the coming initiatives: Commission Work Programme 2018: An agenda for a more united, stronger and more democratic Europe; Strasbourg, 24.10.2017 COM(2017) 650 final However, for this EU “Navigation App” for...

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In the preceding blog posts and in the latest entry Internal market mid-term we have looked for building blocks for an imaginary review when the EU Commission reaches mid-term. The purpose of this blog entry is to present the European Commission’s intentions regarding services in the 2015 internal market strategy, as an introduction to a coming article about the 2017 services package.   Internal market in services According to the political guidelines of the Juncker Commission , we need to...




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