Reference books to download for free or buy.

With our publications we want to contribute to a deeper knowledge of the processes among the EU and share our expertise in different areas.


From specific sectoral areas to complex labyrinths in the EU decision making process, EPPA has a deep knowledge of the different processes involved in the EU.


Handbook on EU Secondary Legislation - 2020 EDITION (EN)

How are delegated acts and implementing acts adopted in 2020? Find out with EPPA’s Handbook on EU Secondary Legislation. Visual, concise, easy to understand, with all the latest developments including Better Regulation and Comitology Reform.


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Reshaping European lobbying (EN)

With the Lisbon Treaty and new institutional practices, lobbying in the EU is becoming more complex, more opaque, more ad hoc and more legal. This book analyses in depth the radical transformation of the drafting, adoption and implementation phases of EU decision-making.


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EU FINANCIAL SERVICES - The Ins and out of the Decision making Process (EN)

With this new book – the first of its kind – we provide you with a visual, understandable overview of the EU system of financial services regulation. What is an RTS, an ITS, a delegated act? How are they adopted? Who drafts and who scrutinises? EU Financial Services: The ins and outs of the Decision-making Process will answer these questions, helping you master the labyrinth and increase your ability to operate effectively in this complex environment.


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Repenser le lobbying européen (FR)

Avec le Traité de Lisbonne et les nouvelles pratiques des Institutions, travailler avec l´UE devient plus complexe, plus ad hoc et plus juridique. Ce livre analyse concrètement les transformations radicales  dans les phases de proposition, d’adoption et d’exécution. Une lecture qui vous donne un coup d’avance dans vos stratégies dans l´UE.


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La Saga Orphacol - une étude de cas

Un petit laboratoire pharmaceutique fait valoir ses droits contre la Commission européenne pour obtenir l’autorisation de mise sur le marché d’un médicament orphelin.

Une étude de cas sur 1.000 jours de bataille dans le labyrinthe de la comitologie post-Lisbonne.

The Euro: Europe's construction or destruction?

Written in 2003 by Daniel Guéguen and Juan Carlos Gonzalez Alvarez, a journalist specialised in monetary affairs at the Europolitics news agency, this book predicted the many difficulties that the euro has faced in recent times and those which await it in the future.

The New Practical Guide to the EU Labyrinth

Now FREE, the Practical Guide to the EU Labyrinth has, since its first edition in 1992, been published in 20 languages, with over 100,000 copies distributed. Completely updated by Daniel Guéguen and Vicky Marissen to integrate the many changes introduced by the Lisbon Treaty, the ‘New’ Practical Guide is intended for European students and professionals and presents in 128 very clear pages, with multiple diagrams and examples, everything you need to know about the structures, powers and procedures of the European Union in 2017.

Le nouveau Guide pratique du labyrinthe communautaire

Désormais GRATUIT, le Guide pratique du labyrinthe communautaire, depuis sa première édition en 1992, a été publié en 20 langues et diffusé à plus de 100.000 exemplaires. Entièrement actualisé par Daniel Guéguen et Vicky Marissen pour intégrer les multiples changements introduits par le Traité de Lisbonne, le « nouveau » Guide pratique destiné aux étudiants et aux professionnels de l’Europe présente en 128 pages très claires, avec de multiples schémas et exemples, tout ce qu’il faut savoir sur les structures, les pouvoirs et les procédures de l’Union européenne en 2017.

The Orphacol Saga - a Case Study by Daniel Guéguen

The whole story of how a small pharmaceutical laboratory stood up for its rights against the European Commission to obtain marketing authorisation for an orphan medecine.

Comitology: Hijacking European Power?

This very educational little book explains how the Lisbon Treaty has made the EU decision-making processes (delegated acts and implementing acts) more complex, contributing to the emergence of a bureaucratic Europe at the expense of political Europe. The final 20 pages of the book are devoted to the ‘Orphacol Saga’ which for more than 1,000 days saw a small pharmaceutical laboratory battle against the Commission’s Health DG to achieve the registration of an orphan drug. The Orphacol case is one of the most striking examples of comitology.

Comitologie, le pouvoir européen confisqué

Ce petit livre très pédagogique explique comment le Traité de Lisbonne a complexifié les processus de décision communautaire (actes délégués et actes d’exécution) et contribué à l’émergence d’une Europe bureaucratique au détriment de l’Europe politique. Les 20 dernières pages du livre sont consacrées à la « Saga Orphacol » qui pendant plus de 1.000 jours a opposé un petit laboratoire pharmaceutique à la DG SANTE de la Commission pour l’enregistrement d’un médicament orphelin.  Le cas Orphacol constitue l’un des exemples les plus frappants de la Comitologie en action.

European Lobbying

Written in 2004, this book remains a useful tool for a deep analysis of the advocacy groups in the EU. In particular, the book addresses in depth the question of how to enhance the functioning of a European association. Daniel Guéguen’s reflections and comments remain relevant. For example, the 60-question grid will allow you to analyse your advocacy performance in just of a few minutes.


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