21 May 2015

Too good to be true? A quick assessment of the EC’s new Better Regulation Package

Andrea Renda

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On 19 May 2015, the European Commission published a very comprehensive, ambitious and innovative Better Regulation package, which contains new guidelines on various phases of the policy cycle and various documents setting out the rules and functioning of entirely new consultation platforms and a new body in charge of regulatory scrutiny. This Special Report presents some initial impressions on the content of this remarkable set of new documents, which will shape the way in which EU policies will be prepared, shaped, monitored and evaluated in the years to come.

Andrea Renda is Senior Research Fellow in the Regulatory Affairs research unit at CEPS.