Statement by José Manuel Barroso on "REFIT - Fit for growth"
On 2 October 2013, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, made a statement on REFIT, the Commission's Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme, aimed to ensure that EU legislation is fit for purpose.
In a Communication, the EC sets out in a concrete way, policy area by policy area, where it will take further action to simplify or withdraw EU laws, ease the burden on businesses and facilitate implementation. It is the result of a screening of the entire stock of EU legislation. The EC also announced the intention to publish a scoreboard to track progress at European and national levels in this regard. SHOTLIST