Better Regulation in Europe: Italy 2012

Revised edition, June 2013

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This review of regulation in Italy maps and analyses the core issues which together make up effective regulatory management, laying down a framework of what should be driving regulatory policy and reform in the future. Issues examined include improving regulatory management, institutional capacities for effective regulation, transparency and processes for effective public consultation and communication, processes for the development of new regulations and for the management of the regulatory stock, compliance rates, enforcement policy. appeal processes, the interface between different levels of government and interface between national processes and those of the EU.



Reducing administrative burdens to boost business activity

In the course of the finalisation of this review, the country undertook a major political transition, with likely major influences on the better regulation agenda for the country. In the last two months of 2011 and the first months of 2012, the new government led by Mario Monti embarked on wide ranging and in-depth structural reforms aimed to address the economic situation faced by the country. Better and more efficient public administration features high on the reform agenda of the new government.


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