Better Regulation in Europe: Germany 2010

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This report maps and analyses the core issues which together make up effective regulatory management for Germany, laying down a framework of what should be driving regulatory policy and reform in the future. Issues examined include: strategy and policies for improving regulatory management; institutional capacities for effective regulation and the broader policy making context; transparency and processes for effective public consultation and communication; processes for the development of new regulations, including impact assessment and for the management of the regulatory stock, including administrative burdens; compliance rates, enforcement policy and appeal processes; and the multilevel dimension: interface between different levels of government and interface between national processes and those of the EU. This book is part of a project examining better regulation, being carried out in partnership with the European Commission.

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Executive Summary

A commitment to streamline the regulatory state, reduce the bureaucratic machinery and simplify the legislative environment has been a feature of German policy through successive governments over the last couple of decades. As in many other OECD countries, regulatory reform has been seen as a necessary adjunct to structural and other reforms aimed at modernising the German economy as well as the public administration. Progress, however, has often been slow and tentative, with reform initiatives not always yielding effective results.

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