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Better Lawmaking: "1 in, 28 out"
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19.05.2015

Better Lawmaking: "1 in, 28 out"

Today, Vice-President Frans Timmermans presented  the Commission's better regulation proposals. ALDE President Guy Verhofstadt supports the Commission`s agenda. He said: "Better regulation often means doing things on a European level. Better to have one clear European rule replacing 28 different ones which often create bureaucratic hurdles for our businesses, citizens and researchers. Better 1 in and 28 out." Pavel Telicka, Vice President of the ALDE Group and former member of the Stoiber High Level Group on administrative burden reduction, added:  "While I welcome the idea of a new Regulatory Scrutiny Board to analyse the Commission`s impact assessments. It should be one single body that is responsible for scrutinising the legislative proposals of all three institutions, the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council.  So that means from the moment the Commission proposes laws until the moment the Parliament and Council adopt them.” "We should also review legislation after it has been adopted, to ensure it is actually implemented and still adds value." "There is also more we could do to stop unnecessary gold-plating. EU Member States should have to indicate which part of a new law originates from European legislation and which part has been added by their own administration. Other MS should follow the UK practice, which directly transposes EU directives straight into national law.”

"ALDE would also like the Commission to assess the British experience of implementing a one-in one-out principle to regulation and to consider if it could be applied at a European level." ENDS Notes to editors
Please find the better regulation proposals of the European Liberals and Democrats on www.alde.eu