Reduce burdens through an effective REFIT agenda and the REFIT platform. Channel information about burdensome rules through the REFIT platform and ensure that stakeholder suggestions are subject to a response based on a comply-or-explain principle delivered by the European Commission. There should be a net target to reduce costs defined for the totality of regulatory costs in all policy areas and a fast-track procedure to make sure that burden reduction proposals are approved quickly without adding new burdens through amendments.
Increase transparency to ensure effective stakeholder involvement throughout the legislative process. All stakeholders affected by possible EU action should have the opportunity to give their views about initiatives and the evidence and information that is used to support them, not only at an early stage when policy concepts are not yet precisely defined, but also later when more detailed provisions are drafted. The Commission should publish final draft texts and the draft impact assessments before the initiative is adopted and there should be more transparency about trilateral negotiations between the three institutions.