The Commission Guidelines give general guidance to the Commission services for assessing potential impacts of different policy options.
The Guidelines were revised in 2009 based on:
These Guidelines replace the previous Guidelines 2005 and also the 2006 update. Further thematic guidance is provided by the respective DGs.
In preparation for a planned revision of the 2009 Guidelines, the Commission has commissioned a studyto review different methods for assessing costs and benefits of regulation. The study neither prefigures the content of the revised Guidelines nor commits the European Commission.