Where: Brussels, Belgium
Topic: Business | Justice and citizens rights
Organiser: European Commission
The Commission will take a further important step in ensuring that EU legislation is fit for purpose by setting out where it will take further action to simplify or withdraw EU laws. It will publish the results of a screening of the entire stock of EU legislation and set out the next steps.
The Commission will also list a wide range of further regulatory fitness actions which are being implemented or which are proposed to the Council and the European Parliament.
This exercise is part of the Commission's Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT). It is about taking away unnecessary administrative burdens and keeping national implementation as light as possible. This will benefit citizens and businesses alike, provided that also the other institutions and Member States show a similar level of ambition.
REFIT, launched in December 2012, is essential to put Europe back on track to more growth and jobs. It is the Commission's commitment to a simple, clear, stable and predictable regulatory framework for businesses, workers and citizens.