On 11 March the UK, Danish and Dutch governments, jointly published a report challenging the way European institutions make decisions and arguing that smart EU regulation requires that businesses and citizens be at the heart of all European policy-making.
Polish anti-bureaucratic chair competition has been cancelled
Please note that unfortunately the anti-bureaucratic chair competition has been terminated because no project that fulfilled the formal criteria for the contest had been received.
[28 October 2008]
Stoiber Group launches competition to find the Best Idea for Red Tape Reduction sponsored by the SCM Network
Today the High Level Group of Independent Stakeholders on Administrative Burden Reduction, chaired by Dr. Edmund Stoiber, officially launched the Best Idea for Red Tape Reduction Award. The aim of the competition is to attract ideas from businesses and citizens across the EU on how bureaucracy stemming from EU law can be cut. The SCM Network is sponsoring the competition along with the Bertelsmann Foundation. The winner will be announced on 13 May at the European Enterprise Awards ceremony in Prague.
Irish Prime Minister's Office reports on the effectiveness of its regulatory impact assessment system
The Irish Prime Minister's Office has conducted a thorough review of the effectiveness of its regulatory impact assessment system since it was introduced in 2001. Its findings can be found in the report below. The report points out the system's strengths and weaknesses and makes recommendations for improvements.