From September, we should expect intense battles between EU institutions, business groups and civil society that will be sharpened by the COVID-19 crisis whose consequences are incalculable, writes Daniel Guéguen. While the Single Market of 1992 was based on the notion of scale, the Green Deal is based on a change of paradigm. It represents a hugely ambitious project that, even before COVID-19, was being frustrated by a European Council reluctant to provide the Commission wit
After Brexit on Jan 31st 2020 and interruptions due to Covid 19, the UK and EU are back to negotiations on the future EU-UK relationship. This graphic shows the process on one page with links to key documents notably related to future conditions of trade. There are huge differences, so reaching a good deal with sufficient time for business to prepare is a challenge to say the least – especially as virtual negotiations are not so amenable to finding the necessary compromises.
The European Commission’s legislative ambition for the Green Deal will be profoundly impacted by Covid-19. For some, re-starting the EU economy is an opportunity to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality and a genuine circular economy. For others, these goals should take a back seat during recovery from the crisis. This special “Green Deal” Comitology Newsletter explores the legislative and regulatory labyrinth of the European Green Deal agenda and analyses lobbying strategies
The Comitology Newsletter Green Deal 8 pages special edition is out! Main news this month: - European Green Deal: a project years in the making - Green Deal legislation: what is the anticipated timeframe? - Institutional battle over initative on legislation creates instability - The decision-making happens in trilogues, real-life or virtual - Hundreds of delegated and implementing acts expected under Green Deal - Public affairs: the urgent need to upgrade your methodology Dow