The better regulation agenda is about designing and evaluating EU policies and laws transparently, with evidence, and backed up by the views of citizens and stakeholders.
It covers all policy areas and aims for targeted regulation that goes no further than required, in order to achieve objectives and bring benefits at minimum cost.
Better regulation sets out to ensure:
- decision-making is open and transparent
- citizens and stakeholders can contribute throughout the policy and law‑making process
- EU actions are based on evidence and understanding of the impacts
- regulatory burdens on businesses, citizens or public administrations are kept to a minimum
The European Commission is pursuing the following goals to accomplish the better agenda agenda:
- improving consultation,
- making sure EU laws are fit for purpose,
- ensuring quality,
- strengthening subsidiarity and proportionality,
- taking stock,
- increasing cooperation between EU institutions
- promoting international regulatory cooperation.
Learn more here.