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FoodDrinkEurope’s response to the European Commission’s Better Regulation Communication

Published: 23/09/2021

FoodDrinkEurope, the organisation of the European food and drink industry manufacturing industry, welcomes the European Commission’s Communication ‘Better Regulation: Joining forces to make better laws’, published in April 2021

Impact assessments, evaluations, supporting instruments and the independent quality control provided by the Regulatory Scrutiny Board are key tools to translate evidence and stakeholder input into objective analysis supporting political decision-making.

The Commission’s Communication on Better Regulation points to the right direction of strengthening the implementation of the Better Regulation agenda, however some elements raise concerns.

FoodDrinkEurope has identified some essential steps to ensuring a that new legislation is grounded in science and with the fullest consultation of civil society.