Better regulation: Commission offers new opportunities for stakeholders to participate in the law-making process

The Commission has opened up another part of the EU decision-making process for stakeholder input. In line with its commitments under the Better Regulation Agenda and the broad effort to increase transparency in the EU Institutions, as of 30 June, draft delegated and implementing acts will now be put online and open for public feedback for a period of four weeks. This new online feedback tool is part of the Commission’s new, user-centred web presence. First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said: “Transparency and consultation are at the heart of our efforts to produce better regulation for better results. Since taking office 18 months ago we have thrown open our decision-making process and consult at all stages with those who have to deal with EU rules. Stakeholders will now be able to give their views for the first time on delegated and implementing acts, before they are adopted by the Commission.” More information is available in this press release. (For more information: Natasha Bertaud – Tel.: +32 229 67456, Tim McPhie – Tel.: +32 229 58602)