Better regulation: EU policy-making geared towards the future
European Parliament resolution of 7 July 2022 on Better regulation: Joining forces to make better laws
We wish to share with you a Resolution on Better Regulation adopted by the European Parliament in Strasbourg last week.
The ETUC has closely followed the Parliament’s work on this Resolution, pushing for our demands as set out in the ETUC Resolution EU ‘Better Regulation’ for All.
The EP has taken onboard many of the ETUC demands, scrutinising the Commission’s revamped Better Regulation Agenda, and calling for a more sustainable and inclusive approach to EU law-making. Notably, the EP Resolution recognises e.g. that:
As regards the ‘one in, one out’ approach, the Parliament particularly notes that it was introduced unilaterally by the Commission, without a prior impact assessment or consultation. The approach must not affect political imperatives or the objectives of better regulation, lead to mechanical or mathematical decisions to repeal legislation, lower its standard or result in a chilling effect on legislation. Neither should it be translated into deregulation or ‘no-regulation’, nor prevent Member States from maintaining or taking more ambitious measures and adopting higher social, environmental and consumer protection standards in cases where only minimum standards are defined by Union law.
For more information on the key messages of the Parliament, please see the EP press release.