Reference books to download for free or buy.

In lobbying, the personal factor is the key and a professional lobbyist must be an opinion-leader. This is why we have always been very active in expressing and communicating our views.


Our publications have been translated into several languages. Many of them are reference books and have contributed to our expertise, visibility and credibility.


We have a significant presence on social networks and are regularly interviewed by the major European press.


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.

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The Euro: Europe's construction or destruction?

Written in 2003 by Daniel Guéguen and Juan Carlos Gonzalez Alvarez, who was then a journalist specialised in monetary affairs at the Europoliticsnews agency, this book predicted the many difficulties that the euro has faced in recent times and those which await it in the future. The book sets out a number of scenarios and proposals. Highly recommended in view of the European crisis we are currently experiencing.


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.

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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 and the lobbying techniques that must be used.


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 et des techniques de lobbying qui ont dû être employées.

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European Lobbying

Translated into 6 languages, European Lobbying was widely distributed. Only an electronic version is now available, downloadable free of charge. Written in 2004, European Lobbying has not been updated, but it remains a useful tool, especially its analysis of lobbying structures. 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 lobbying performance in the space of a few minutes.