Beyond the territory, community policies of the Union between different countries is what makes the European Union meaningful are its citizens.500 million people share something that directly improves their day-to-day life: a European identity. Four months before the European elections in May, it is good to remember that the basis for the formation of European […]

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Lobbying in the Spanish Constitution

Today, 6 December 2018, it is the 40 anniversary of the approval by referendum of the Spanish Constitution. The founding text of Spanish democracy grants that a public administration which shall serve with objectivity the general interests and shall be governed by the principles of effectiveness and rule of law. Already in its Preamble, the […]

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Comitology and next European elections in 2019: The Commission puts a “partial” hold

Indeed, the Commission will put in hold delegated acts and implementing acts under the regulatory procedure with scrutiny during the European elections period. Delegated acts and draft measures adopted under the regulatory procedure with scrutiny (RPS) are acts of European secondary legislation whose approval by the Commission can be subsequently vetoed by the European Parliament […]

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A&A debates on Circular Economy

Together with EUPAVE/European Concrete Paving Association, Alonso & Asociados organised a dinner-debate where the European Commission’s new Circular Economy package was presented. In the package the Commission proposes targets for waste reduction and an action plan for the whole life-cycle of products and materials. European Commission’s Director General for Environment Daniel Calleja presented the package […]

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Sausage, ham and sirloin: the threat comes from international agencies

Our managing-partner Emiliano Alonso has published an interesting article of opinion in the Spanish newspaper El Confidencial about the recent decision of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to include both processed and red meat within group 1 of carcinogenic substances together with tobacco, asbestos and diesel fumes. The article can be read in Spanish on […]

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