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Legislation - Foster innovation by avoiding legislative burdens

Challenges

Legislation, developed to serve policy objectives, needs also to be designed to foster innovation and avoid imposing burdens on innovative business and other organisations. There is an opportunity to improve the coordination of regulations across different policy areas that affect markets for innovative products and services.

Solutions

Reliable, lean and well designed legislative and jurisdictional environments are essential for business to invest and for consumers to take up new products and services. The regulatory measures in the LMI action plans comprise proposals for new legislation as well as modifications, revisions or abolitions.

Examples

For instance, the use of bio-based products and the diffusion of new technologies in the production of bio-based products can be supported by streamlining existing legislative actions in Integrated Pollution Prevention Control (IPPC20). Similar activities are proposed for the Recycling LMI action plan, that focuses on providing support measures in synergy with specific EU regulations, in particular the Electrical and Electronic Waste (WEEE) and End-of-life of vehicles (ELV) directives.

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