The European Union’s efforts to simplify legislation. Annual Burden Survey 2021

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Publication Date July 2022
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Report published by the European Commission on 29 July 2022, comprising its Annual Burden Survey for 2021.

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The Annual Burden Surveys are part of the Better Regulation Agenda and Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT), the European Commission's regulatory approach established in 2012 for evidence-based and transparent policy-making.

This year's report outlines the efforts made by the Commission in 2021 to simplify and modernise legislation. It is informed by the one in, one out approach, including its initial lessons learned from the pilot project, and by the first year of operation of the Fit for Future Platform.

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European Commission: Law-Making Process: Better Regulation: why and how
European Commission: Law-Making Process: REFIT – making EU law simpler, less costly and future proof
European Commission: Press Release, 29/07/2022: Commission publishes 2021 Annual Burden Survey outlining EU efforts to simplify legislation

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