Better Regulation Practices across the European Union 2022

On June 28, the OECD published the 2022 Better Regulation Practices across the European Union report, the second in the series, which analyses current and developing practices for improving the quality of laws and regulations across all 27 EU Member States and the European Union. The preface was also signed by the Vice-president of the EC, Maroš Šefčovič.

Please find here the report and below the index:



Abbreviations and acronyms

Executive summary


Reader’s guide

  • Scope of the Regulatory
  • Indicators of survey data and its use in the report  
  • Limitations of the Regulatory Indicators survey and composite indicators
  • References

1. General trends and institutional settings

  • Introduction
  • Regulatory policy in the EU Member States
  • EU legislative process and regulatory policy in the European Union
  • Overview of the use of regulatory management tools in EU Member States in the development and transposition of EU legislation 25 EU Member States inherently engage in international regulatory co-operation within the EU and can deploy their experience beyond the EU framework
  • Institutional setting and regulatory oversight across EU Member States
  • Notes
  • References  

2. Stakeholder engagement across the European Union

  • Introduction
  • General trends in stakeholder engagement across the EU
  • Stakeholder engagement for the development of domestic regulations
  • Stakeholder engagement during the negotiation and transposition of EU directives/regulations
  • References

3. The use of regulatory impact assessment across the European Union

  • Introduction
  • General trends in RIA across the EU
  • The use of regulatory impact assessments in domestic legislation
  • Requirements and practices regarding RIA for the negotiation of EU directives and regulations   and for the transposition of EU directives
  • Notes
  • References

4. Ex post evaluation

  • Introduction
  • General trends in ex post evaluation across the European Union
  • Ex post evaluation in EU Member States
  • Use of ex post evaluation in the EU legislative process
  • References

5. Country profiles

  • European Union
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden