Netherlands keeps deregulation on EU agenda

The incoming Dutch EU presidency wants to push for EU legislation to be simplified and, where possible, reduced

The incoming Dutch EU presidency wants to push for EU legislation to be simplified and, where possible, reduced.

“Unnecessarily complicated rules must be simplified, the administrative burden reduced, and the impact of legislation assessed to ensure it does not hamper innovation,” according to a note outlining the country’s priorities for when it takes over the Council presidency in January for six months.

The Netherlands is in favour of the European Commission’s ‘better regulation’ drive, under which it is aims to cut red tape and check the costs of EU laws for industry.

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