Advisors tell Commission to ‘offset’ red tape

The European Commission should establish a regulatory “offsetting” system, balancing new administrative burdens on business by removing existing ones from the acquis, high-level advisors say

The European Commission should establish a regulatory “offsetting” system, balancing new administrative burdens on business by removing existing ones from the acquis, high-level advisors say.

The High-Level Group on Administrative Burdens established in 2007 and chaired by German politician Edmund Stoiber published its final report on Tuesday.

Four members of the group – representing NGOs, consumer groups and trade unions – distanced themselves from the final report, which they said had a “clear deregulatory purpose”.

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