EU ministers brainstorm on better regulation

European industry ministers have discussed how to boost the EU's better regulation initiative in an informal meeting hosted by the UK presidency in the Welsh capital Cardiff. The UK has pledged to drive forward better regulation in support of the EU's Lisbon agenda for greater competitiveness. Speaking at the meeting, EU enterprise commissioner Günter Verheugen said: "We must all be ready to say 'no' to new regulation". "All new policies must be rigorously tested for the impact on our competitiveness," he added. See meeting agenda and press release.

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