Simplifying EU rules for citizens and business: findings from the 2022 Annual Burden Survey

Daily News 12 / 09 / 2023

News Europa - pubblicata il 25 Settembre 2023

Source: European Commission Spokesperson’s Service



Today, the European Commission has published the 2022 Annual Burden Survey, which presents the Commission’s action to simplify and modernise EU rules. It lays out the achievements of the Commission in the first year of fully implementing the ‘one in, one out’ approach, which applied to 52 legislative proposals in 2022, expecting to reduce the overall administrative burden by EUR 7.3 billion.

The Survey also reports progress and concrete examples of the Commission’s Regulatory Fitness and Performance (REFIT) programme and its follow-up to the recommendations of the Fit for Future Platform high-level expert group. This work is reinforced by additional efforts, as outlined in the SME Relief Package.

Maros Šefčovič, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, said: “Today more than ever, we need to strengthen the long-term competitiveness of the EU and an effective and efficient regulatory framework is crucial in this regard. As we keep on advancing our green and digital transitions, we want to bring concrete benefits to citizens, businesses and public authorities at minimum costs. This annual overview shows that we are delivering on our simplification and burden reduction efforts, guaranteeing that EU laws and initiatives do not create unnecessary burdens for citizens and businesses.” 

press release and factsheet are available online.

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