Better Regulation in Europe: Netherlands 2010

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This report maps and analyses the core issues which together make up effective regulatory management for the Netherlands, 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.


Annex B

Key stages in the development of the Netherlands regulatory burden reduction programme

1994 – MDW (Marktwerking, Deregulering en Wetgevingskwaliteit) programme which targeted the better functioning of markets, deregulation and legislative quality. A main aim of the MDW programme was the reduction of administrative burdens- to streamline regulations in order to return to “what is strictly necessary”. In 1993, it was estimated that the aggregate costs of administrative burdens on companies was more than 2% of GDP.


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