The Government has found that more than half of the regulatory burden on Swedish businesses is a result of EU law. The European Commission set up an action programme in 2006 to reduce administrative costs for businesses. The programme expires at the end of 2012. Therefor, the Swedish Better Regulation Council, together with our European counterparts Actal (Netherlands), Normenkontrollrat (Germany) and Regulatory Policy Committee (UK), produced a joint letter to the Commission, Council and Parliament recommending ways of reducing administrative within the EU both in the short run and in the long run.
The end of the Commissions Action Programme for Reducing Administrative Burdens in the European Union, – What comes next?