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Friday, 22 July 2011

Quality of legislation and the European Parliament

Quality, or lack of, in European legislation was an issue explored by the European Parliament in a public hearing held on 21 June 2011. The hearing revealed that the Commission's move from Better Regulation to Smart Regulation may be pre-mature. EU legislation continues to be bad, simply accepting this and moving to measures of post legislative scrutiny will not solve the problem. A better approach would be to run both agendas in parallel, and address both the problem of quality, and the problem of lack of post legislative scrutiny.