About: administrative simplification

Agrifood 26-03-2018

CAP’s simplification should ensure EU internal market cohesion

Last year's public debate about the European Commission's drive to streamline the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) made clear that the EU's flagship subsidy project is too bureaucratic and complex to be truly effective.
Agrifood 26-07-2016

New CAP can make EU farming profitable, Spanish farmers say

Spanish farmers consider the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as an opportunity to cut red tape and make environmental measures more efficient.

Verheugen steps up efforts to cut red tape

The commissioner has pledged to slash, by 2012, the administrative costs suffered by businesses after new figures reveal that progress has been sluggish so far.

EU falls behind on cutting red tape

Plans to simplify 54 laws by the end of 2006 are unlikely to be completed, pushing up costs for European businesses, says Enterprise and Industry Commissioner Günter Verheugen.

Court of Auditors wants more simplification in FP7

The European Court of Auditors calls for more value for the money spent on EU research, and argues that the simplification of FP7 could be more radical than originally proposed by the Commission.

FP7: Commission consults on simplification

By concentrating its efforts and consulting the public on simplification of the FP7, the Commission wants to ensure that the next Framework Programme is accessible to all: big, small, private and public entities. 

Cutting excess EU legislation is Verheugen’s “N°1 priority”

Enterprise and Industry Commissioner Günter Verheugen has announced that every single one of the 900 pieces of EU legislation currently in the pipeline will be reviewed against their costs and benefits for the EU economy, and removed if necessary. 

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