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Better Regulation

To ensure that EU action is effective, the Commission assesses the impact of policies, legislation, trade agreements and other measures at every stage - from planning to implementation and review.

Before the EU takes action

  • The Commission publishes roadmaps describing planned initiatives
  • Commission impact assessments examine potential economic, social and environmental consequences.

After EU action

  • following implementation, initiatives are evaluated to check their performance
  • REFIT (Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme) identifies opportunities to reduce regulatory burdens and simplify existing laws.

Public consultations

At various stages of the process, businesses, private individuals and organisations can express their views through public consultations.

To be notified by e-mail on new roadmaps and/or public consultations, subscribe to Commission at work – Notifications or, if you represent an organization or are a self-employed individual carrying out activities influencing the policy and decision-making processes of the EU institutions, to the EU Transparency Register

Help us cut red tape - Have your say!

The Commission would like to hear your views on how to make EU laws more effective and efficient via an online contact form. Your suggestions will be examined by the Commission and may be used to identify actions for simplification and burden reduction within the REFIT programme.The Commission publishes relevant contributions and feedback

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