On 19 May 2015, the European Commission released its Better Regulation Package, a series of measures to reduce the administrative burden of European legislation, while improving the quality of evidence-based policy-making. Six months ago, the Juncker Commission took office with the promise to be ‘big on the big things, small on the small’, to cut red tape and to reconnect with a European public conditioned against the Brussels bureaucratic monster. ‘Better Regulation’ is a key component of this new focus, and is the flagship policy of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans. Indeed FVP Timmermans was President Juncker’s most significant appointment, the first time a Commissioner had been appointed with a principal mandate for Better Regulation. 

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APCO Analysis on the Better Regulation Package

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Claire Boussagol

Claire Boussagol, chairman, Europe and managing director of APCO Worldwide’s Brussels office has 26 years of experience providing strategic counsel and managing complex EU and French public affairs and communication assignments. Read More