Communication on Better regulation: Joining forces to make better laws

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Series Details COM (2021) 219
Publication Date 29/04/2021
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Communication published by the European Commission on 29 April 2021, setting out a plan for improving the European Union's law-making process.

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The Better Regulation Agenda was adopted by the European Commission in 2015, aimed at transforming its internal working methods and planning processes. In 2019, a stocktaking was carried out on the Agenda, confirming that the system functioned broadly well but also identifying the need for some improvements to reflect experience. As a result, this Communication suggests a number of improvements to the Agenda. It includes:

  • Removing obstacles and red tape that slow down investments and infrastructure;
  • Simplifying public consultations with the introduction of a single Call for Evidence;
  • Introducing a One in, One out approach to minimise burdens;
  • Mainstreaming the UN Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs);
  • Improving the way in which Better Regulation addresses and supports sustainability and digital transformation;
  • Integrating strategic foresight into policymaking.
Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2021:219:FIN
Alternative sources
  • https://ec.europa.eu/info/files/better-regulation-joining-forces-make-better-laws_en
Related Links
Official
European Commission: Better Regulation: why and how https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-making-process/planning-and-proposing-law/better-regulation-why-and-how_en
European Commission: Press Release, 29/04/2021: Better Regulation: Joining forces to make better EU laws and to prepare for the future https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_1901
European Commission: Questions and Answers on the Better Regulation Communication (29 April 2021) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_21_1902
European Commission: Speech by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, at the press conference on Better Regulation (29 April 2021) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_21_2044

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