30 October 2013 — Consultation Response
“Smart regulation” means delivering EU policies and laws that bring the greatest possible benefits to people and businesses in the most effective way.
Smart regulation is a continuous process, not a one off operation. Ensuring that EU legislation is ‘fit for purpose’ is essential for putting Europe back on track towards more growth and jobs. Therefore, the Commission initiated a Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT) in December 2012.
On 2 October 2013, the European Commission took a further step to make EU law lighter and “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 becoming easier.
FEE has always actively contributed to this important initiative in the past years.
Press release, 2 October 2013