European Policy Centre- First Vice-President of the Commission Frans Timmermans – Policy Briefing on EU Better Regulation Strategy– 21 May 2015
- May 2015
- Panagiotis Loules
On 19 May, The European Commission adopted its Better Regulation Agenda. This comprehensive package of reforms covering the entire policy cycle will boost openness and transparency in the EU decision-making process, improve the quality of new laws through better impact assessments of draft legislation and amendments, and promote constant and consistent review of existing EU laws, so that EU policies achieve their objectives in the most effective and efficient way.
In that respect, on the 21st of May, European Policy Centre invited Vice-President Timmermans to speak out on the New Better Regulation package of the European Commission, its necessity, key areas, and how it will be implemented in practice. According to Mr. Timmermans the new Better Regulation consists of: more transparency and consultation, involvement of stakeholders, clarity in responsibilities, keeping existing laws under review, better impact assessments and quality control.