20-05-15

EU Commission adopts Better Regulation Agenda

"When the Council of Ministers and the Parliament negotiated, reaching a compromise was often more important than the quality of the law itself," cep expert Klaus-Dieter Sohn tells German daily Die Welt

Timmermans presented the Commission's project

The EU Commission on Tuesday adopted its Better Regulation Agenda. “This Commission is determined to change both what the Union does and how it does it,” the First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said. The package of reforms covering the entire policy cycle is to 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. “When the Council of Ministers and the Parliament negotiated, reaching a compromise was often more important than the quality of the law itself,” cep expert Klaus-Dieter Sohn told German daily Die Welt. “Thus, it is good that there will now be a permanent review on the possible consequences of changing laws.”