Better Regulation in Europe: Spain 2010

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


Introduction: Conduct of the review

The current review of Spain reflects contributions from the Spanish government and discussions at meetings held in Madrid on 18 May and 22-26 June 2009 by an OECD peer review team with Spanish officials and external stakeholders. Major new developments since the mission in May 2009 and May 2010 are referenced but not fully evaluated.


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