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REFIT – Commission making EU law lighter, simpler and less costly

REFIT – Commission making EU law lighter, simpler and less costly
Published on: 18/06/2014
Just a few days ahead of the European Council, the Commission pushes the EU's smart regulation agenda further.

A Communication adopted today shows that the implementation of the Commission's Regulatory Fitness and Performance programme (REFIT) is in full swing and that EU law is indeed becoming lighter, simpler and less costly. In addition, the Commission is stepping up the momentum of smart regulation by presenting a number of new initiatives for simplification, withdrawals of pending proposals and repeals of existing legislation. The first edition of an annual scoreboard assesses the progress made in all policy areas and for each individual initiative, including on the side of Council and Parliament.

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