25 ideas for simpliyfing EU lawBy: Maria Carim [Last modified: 12/08/2008 11:12:40]
The UK Government has just published a report outlining 25 ideas for simplifying EU law. The aim of the report is twofold: to feed into the Commission’s thinking for its simplification proposals expected later this year; and to share ways in which the UK Government has reduced administrative burdens stemming from EU legislation. It estimates that, if implemented, these ideas could save the EU economy €6.6 billion.
The report presents practical ideas to realise the European Commission’s target to reduce EU administrative burdens by 25 per cent by 2012. It also sets out four examples of good practice in the UK where administrative burdens stemming from EU law have been reduced as part of the domestic simplification programme by applying better regulation principles to the implementation of EU law.
As John Hutton, Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform writes in the foreword addressed to Commission Vice President Verheugen, it is essential that we make every effort to save people and business time and money so that these can be spent instead on things that really make a difference to the EU economy.
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