Better regulation "must not mean deregulaton"

Environmental experts assess green challenges and opportunities in EU better regulation drive

The EU's better regulation agenda is in danger of producing environmental deregulation, environmental experts warned in a report launched on Wednesday. This would distort the agenda's original aims and undermine environmental protection, the Institute for European environmental policy (IEEP) said.

Better regulation is gradually transforming the way the EU makes legislation. In its report IEEP tries to counter what it says is a growing tendency for the process to be driven by the EU's Lisbon agenda for more jobs, growth and competitiveness.

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