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Best practice report

Best practice report

The HLG Best Practice Report

The HLG adopted Europe can do better: Report on best practice in Member States to implement EU legislation in the least burdensome way in November 2011. The report provides concrete examples of best practice proposed primarily by Member States themselves.

A message from Dr. Edmund Stoiber, HLG Chair

"One of the easiest and most immediate ways to boost the competitiveness of European enterprises is by reducing administrative burdens for businesses, and this in turn entails substantial cost savings for businesses.

Moreover, it's relatively easy to realise some of these savings. Governments need only to implement EU legislation appropriately. This does not require the development of any major new capacities. Nor does it entail convincing a broad spectrum of society of such a need. Member States can also easily learn from each other, and hence from these best practice examples.

Europe has to give priority to ideas and innovation without bureaucratic stop signs."

  • Report pdf (488 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
  • Annexes 1-6 msw8 (308 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  - Annexes 7 excel8book (400 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
  • Examples from the report - Examples not included in the report
  • Brochure pdf (701 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

Other documents :

  • Press release Choose translations of the previous link 
  • Speech by President Barroso pdf (34 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
  • Swedish Presidency Report: Better Regulation: Presentation of practical exercise on sharing good examples pdf (2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link 
  • Committee of the Regions Report: Administrative burden reduction at the local and regional level pdf (655 kB) Choose translations of the previous link