RegwatchEurope presents its position paper A Smart Agenda for the New European Commission


The 10th of September The Swedish Better Regulation Council together with its four counterparts in RegwatchEurope organised a breakfast seminar at the European Parliament in Brussels. At the seminar, RegwatchEurope presented its newly written position paper adressed to the new European Commission.  In the position paper, RegwatchEurope welcomes and encourage the ambition stated by the chair of the European Commission Mr. J.C Juncker to continue and enhance the work with Smart Regulation. Among several recommendations put forward in the position paper two where that:

  • The overall regulatory burden faced by business, in particular small and medium sized businesses, needs to be adressed
  • Embed the expertise of an independent advisory body to assess the quality of European impact assessments

Participating at the breakfast seminar  and the discussions on how the agends for Smart Regulation should be developed were RegwatchEurope together with around ten members of Parliament, civil servants of the European Parliament and the European Commission, Business Europe and other representatives from various business organisations

To read the position paper of RegwatchEurope, see here.


Have a nice summer!


The Swedish Better Regulation Council want to wish a happy summer. The last meeting for this spring will be held next week at the 25th of June. The Council will then be back for the first meeting after the summer on August 27th. During the summer the secretariat will be staffed so do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail

Happy summer

Annual report 2013 from Actal



Regelrådets counterpart in the Netherlands, Actal, has just released its annual report for 2013 in an english version.

Read the full report here.

Joint RegWatchEurope statement on the draft Commission Guidelines for Evaluation



Regelrådet has together with its counterparts in the network RegWatchEurope submitted a joint statement the draft Commission Guidelines for Evaluation.

RegWatchEurope consists of the five national advisory boards on reducing regulatory burdens,  the ‘Advisory Board on Regulatory Burden’ (ACTAL – The Netherlands), the ‘Nationaler Normenkontrollrat’ (NKR – Germany), the Czech ‘Regulatory Impact Assessment Board’ (Komise RIA/ RIAB – The Czech Republic), the ‘Regulatory Policy Committee’ (RPC – UK) and Regelrådet. We have joined forces to address Smart Regulation issues on EU level.

Read the full statement here (pdf 422 KB)

Annual report from Regulatory Policy Committee in the UK


RPC årsrapportRegelrådets counterpart in the UK has just released its Annual Report for 2013.

Similar to Regelrådet, the RPC have found that there has been a reduction in the overall quality of impact assessments.

Read the full report here

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