Position Paper of the 4 independent watchdogs
Dr. Philipp Birkenmaier
Secretariat of Nationaler Normenkontrollrat
Nicosia, 2 April 2012
The FIVE Independent regulatory watchdogs
Nationaler Normenkontrollrat (Germany)
ACTAL (The Netherlands)
Regelradet (Sweden)
Regulatory Policy Committee (United Kingdom)
Regulatory Impact Assessment Board (Czech
Republic)
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Task and Composition of NKR
NKR
Task
Established by a formal
federal law (August 2006)
Model: The Netherlands
Independent advisory body
Appointment of 10 members
for a term of office of 5 years
Start of second term:
20 September 2011
Support and
Advice to the
Federal
Government in the
reduction of
bureaucracy and
better regulation
I.
II.
Avoid the creation
of new compliance
costs including
administrative
burdens
Perceivable
reduction of
existing
administrative
burdens
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Position Paper “The End of the Commission‘s Action Programme for
Reducing AB in the EU – What comes next?“
Adopted 10 November 2011
Sent out to MS, Commission, EP, Stakeholders
Positive Feedback from various MS
Discussed with MEPs 29 February 2012
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General Conclusions and Recommendations for the next steps
In the last five years, there has been a growing awareness in the EU
of the need to reduce administrative burdens and to adhere to
smarter regulation principles
As the Action Programme to reduce AB is coming to an end 2012, the
Commission should present an ambitious work programme by summer
2012 on how to continue the work to ensure smart regulation and achieve
the necessary change in culture. Such a programme should focus
primarily on actions to be taken by the Commission, but should be able to
be used as a basis for a common approach by the Parliament and the
Council
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Action Programme for Reducing AB
Lessons Learned
Recommendations
No full baseline measurement
Further areas should be
assessed
25% target is a GROSS target
Mechanism to ensure that the
total burden decreases
Limited on AB
Overall regulatory burden
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Impact Assessments (IA)
Lessons Learned
Recommendations
Not for all proposals an IA is
carried out
IA for all legislative or
regulatory proposals
No stakeholder consultation on
draft proposals and draft IAs
Stakeholder consultation on
draft proposals and draft IAs
No independent scrutiny of IAs
No IAs in EP and Council
Enlarge the IAB by
independent experts or closer
link to the Stoiber-Group
IAs should be carried out for
major amendments in EP and
Council
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Institutional Setup
Lessons Learned
Recommendations
Stoiber-Group plays an
important role
Prolong and reinforce the
mandate
No common independent
institution to assess IAs
Independent body to
scrutinise IAs across all
institutions
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