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

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 progress and concrete examples of what the Commission has achieved in the first year of fully applying the ‘one in, one out' approach, as well as with its Regulatory Fitness and Performance (REFIT) programme and its follow-up to the recommendations of the Fit for Future Platform high-level expert group.

"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". 

Maroš Šefčovič, Executive Vice-President for European Green deal, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight - 11/09/2023

Read it here.