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Better Regulation Watchdog Network sends open letter to the Commission

09/06/2015

Last week the Better Regulation Watchdog Network took action and sent an open letter to Members of the European Parliament.

The action was carried out following the European Commission's recent proposal for an Inter-Institutional Agreement and the Commission communication on Better Regulation for Better Results.

In the letter, the Better Regulation Watchdog Network urges the European Parliament to address the following:

  • The Better Regulation initiative should not threaten the democratic powers of the European Parliament and the Council
  • The Commission should not propose outright blanket exemptions of EU legislation
  • Impact assessments should be used to improve, not threaten legitimate regulation
  • Transparency should not lead to even more corporate influence on law-makin
  • Better Regulation should not lead to regulatory convergence to the bottom

The letter can be accessed here

http://www.betterregwatch.eu/Open_Letter_to_EP_on_IIA.pdf

EFFAT is the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions. As a European Trade Union Federation representing 120 national trade unions from 35 European countries, EFFAT defends the interests of more than 22 million workers towards the European Institutions, European employers’ associations and transnational companies. EFFAT is a member of the ETUC and the European regional organisation of the IUF.