The VCI on the EU Commission’s Communication on “Better Regulation”

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The German chemical industry association VCI supports the initiative of the European Commission for better and more effective regulation in Europe. For example, the VCI’s director-general Utz Tillmann welcomes the intention to improve the impact assessment for new legislative initiatives. Here, competitiveness and the innovation climate should be core criteria. Tillmann also appreciates the Commission’s intention of checking existing pieces of legislation as to their suitability for delivering results.

VCI: "We need fewer bureaucratic burdens and better quality regulation for a competitive and innovative Europe." - Photo: © bluedesign - Fotolia.com
VCI: "We need fewer bureaucratic burdens and better quality regulation for a competitive and innovative Europe." - Photo: © bluedesign - Fotolia.com

The German chemical industry association VCI expressly supports the initiative of Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, for better regulation in Europe. The VCI’s director-general Utz Tillmann states: “We need fewer bureaucratic burdens and better quality regulation for a competitive and innovative Europe. The latest Commission proposals bode well for this.” According to Tillmann, more transparency and stakeholder involvement are the right approach towards more efficient legislation. Tillmann: “Now we hope that the European Parliament and Council will be pulling in the same direction.”

For example, the VCI’s director-general welcomes the intention of the Commission to improve the impact assessment for new legislative initiatives. Here, he calls for competitiveness and the innovation climate to be invariably taken into consideration as core criteria. Tillmann also appreciates the Commission’s intention of checking existing pieces of legislation as to their suitability for delivering results: “In the future, those who apply the legal rules can give feedback to Brussels on how they are coping with legislation. In this joint effort, the most cost-efficient way could be identified for achieving the purposes of regulation.”


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