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.
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.
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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