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.