A Commission staff working document of November 2009 describes the outcome of an assessment of 39 simplification suggestions, submitted at the Council (Agriculture/Fisheries) on 24 April 2009, and the state of play of other simplification activities.
Communication - The Commission published an overview of its " Action Programme for Reducing Administrative Burdens in the EU - Sectoral Reduction Plans and 2009 Actions ". - Impact assessment - EU Standard Cost Model - Operational Manual (See 'Assessing administrative costs set by EU legislation')
High Level Group Opinion - In March 2009 the High Level Group of Independent Stakeholders on Administrative Burdens generally known as the Stoiber Group, published its opinion on administrative burden reduction in the priority area 'Agriculture / Agricultural Subsidies'.
Pillar I - "Study to assess the administrative burden on farms arising from the CAP" (11/2007)
Communication "Simplification and Better Regulation for the Common Agricultural Policy" - In this Communication the European Commission proposed a major simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy with the aim to reduce red tape for both farmers and administrations by making rules more transparent, easier to understand and less burdensome to comply with. - Memo