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By PAUL DE VILLEPIN
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— NGOs are taking legal action against the reauthorization of glyphosate to European justice.
— The influencer law soon on your screens… after the latest tinkering.
— Regards on their expenses, the senators want to offer themselves a little extension.
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Several NGOs have decided to attack the decision of the European Commission to renew the authorization of glyphosate for ten years, as your newsletter mentioned yesterday. The Pesticides Action Network (PAN) Europe will take the case “before the Court of Justice of the European Union” (CJEU), one of its members explains to us. On your screens:
the appeal will be made official this morning, at 9 a.m., during a joint press conference between PAN Europe, Future Generations, Global 2000, PAN Germany and PAN Netherlands. Revaluation.
The NGOs will highlight the EU’s shortcomings in assessing the dangers of glyphosate, particularly on biodiversity, as recently detailed by Martin Dermine, general delegate of PAN Europe, to Reporterre. Civil society can attack Union decisions
in environmental matters on the basis of the Aarhus regulation, revised to this effect in 2021. PAN Europe recently appealed to the CJEU against the procedure for renewing cypermethrin, an active substance contained in many pesticides and known to be toxic for bees or aquatic species. SORREL FOR THE EARS.
We know a little more about how the Quai d’Orsay will spend the additional two million raised by its communications unit, which we recently told you about. They will allow the establishment of a 24/7 monitoring of social networks in order to “identify potential threats” and “deploy a counter-discourse in the face of waves of disinformation”, according to information gleaned from the source by senators. on ministry appropriations. Call a cat a cat.
If the rapporteurs Rémi Féraud (PS) and Nathalie Goulet (UC) validate the use of these funds for these new missions carried out by the monitoring and strategy sub-directorate, these operations would, according to them, deserve to be better implemented. value because they go beyond simple communication: “It’s a new policy of influence, response and almost defense of France,” applauds Rémi Féraud. LAST LADS OF CAVIAR.
We are a week away from the vote for the attribution of the 2030 Universal Exhibition for which Riyadh, Rome and Busan are throwing their last forces into the battle with an invitation. The Saudis invited to dinner last night at the Rodin Museum, and this evening at the Picasso Museum, the delegates of the International Exhibitions Bureau who will each put a ballot in the box next Tuesday. Skillful Koreans
even went so far as to postpone the celebration of their national day in Paris to bring the date of the vote closer. They meet on Friday at the Palais Brongniart and organize a lunch on Monday with Ban Ki-moon as a guest star, informed by my colleague Giorgio Leali. RETARGETING.
The law regulating influencers is making its way into reality, brick by brick, thanks to ongoing retweaking by Bercy. Promulgated last June, the text was then sharply commented on by the European Commission, which judges that certain measures clash with the European Digital Services Act (DSA) regulation. In details :
the Ministry of the Economy plans to modify the law by ordinance, to take into account the remarks from Brussels. At the same time, his innovation and digital advisor Etienne Floret discusses with the influence sector to refine the decrees. It is a promise.
In September, Bruno Le Maire asked his administration to get to work after participating in a meeting with influencers organized by their new federation, Umicc. The minister then promised to involve the federation in the drafting of these decrees. “He sees in these influencers and their audience the voters of tomorrow,” interprets a lobbyist close to the discussions. The opportunity for Umicc to discuss several points of friction.
“The subject that remains on the table is that of the taxation of donations and services that can be provided by brands to influencers,” explains its general secretary Stéphane Bouillet, as well as that of the thresholds from which a contract must be established between the two parts. The discussions are far from over:
“The adaptation of the text to the DSA will lead to new meetings,” continues Stéphane Bouillet, while the two former co-rapporteurs of the text to the Assembly, Stéphane Vojetta (app. Renaissance) and Arthur Delaporte (PS), are in charge of the mission to monitor the application of the law which should conclude “in mid-January”, they informed my colleague Océane Herrero. SENATOR’S TRAIN.
But no, your elected officials don’t stuff themselves with truffle tagliatelle at Marco Polo every lunchtime on your funds! In any case, they almost always do it with supporting documents. Paris Influ arrived at this observation by reading the conclusions of the ethics committee of the Palais du Luxembourg. According to its president Arnaud Bazin (LR), “the vast majority of senators scrupulously respect the regulations on mandate fees”. In 2022,
members of the Upper House spent 27.22 million euros, or almost 7% more than in 2021. This increase is due to the increase in reception and travel costs, hardly surprising for a pre-year. -electoral you will tell us. The amount of the mandate fee envelope (5,900 euros monthly) will be reassessed to take into account inflation, in particular hotel rates, from January 1, 2024.
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