‘Smart Regulation in the EU – Building on a Strong Foundation’: Conference and final report on administrative burden reduction

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

accounting direOn 14 October 2014 the Commission invites stakeholders and experts to look at achievements and persisting challenges in the field of smart regulation, administrative burden reduction and better implementation of EU legislation across Europe. To this end a major conference will be organized with the participation of European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and the Chairman of the High Level Group on Administrative Burdens, Dr. Edmund Stoiber and other members of the High Level Group. The final report of the High Level Group on Administrative Burdens will be presented during the event.

Smart regulation is important for economic growth and jobs in Europe. The Commission wants to facilitate the lives of citizens and businesses by focusing EU law on those issues that are best dealt with at European level, while making it lighter, simpler and less costly. Administrative burden reduction is an important pillar of the smart regulation agenda, alongside with simplification, impact assessments and evaluation.

The Commission’s REFIT programme for Regulatory Fitness and Performance is the focal point of all smart regulation efforts.

The High-Level Group on Administrative burden will continue its work until 31 October 2014 (i.e. end of the mandate of the current Commission). Until now, two High Level Groups on Better Regulation and Administrative Burdens have supported the Commission in implementing its smart regulation agenda. On 14 June 2014 the Commission suggested that, in the future, this support and expertise could most usefully be combined in one single group, with a revised mandate to assess the impact of EU regulation on the ground in Member States.

The conference will take place from 10-13h in the Charlemagne building, 170 Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat, Brussels.

A press point of President Barroso and Dr Stoiber will conclude the conference. Time: 12h45, venue: VIP corner in the Berlaymont building). EbS will be covering the event. A live stream will also be available on the conference website.

The REFIT programme.

Website of the High Level Group on Administrative Burdens and Questions and Answers.

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