”REFIT – Fit for growth” – Commission takes ambitious next steps to simplify EU legislation

On October 2nd, the Commission took another important step to simplify EU law and make it ”fit for purpose”. In a Communication, the Commission sets out, by policy area, where it will take further action to simplify or withdraw EU laws, reduce the burden on businesses and make sure that implementation of EU laws is simplified.

The Communication also includes the results of a screening of all EU legislation and defines a wide range of actions which are either already being implemented or which are proposed to the Council and the European Parliament.   In addition, the Commission announced that it will publish a scoreboard to track progress at European and national level. Read more here.