Codification and Consolidation in Europe as Means to Untie Red Tape
17 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2008 Last revised: 10 Nov 2009
Date Written: March 1, 2008
Codification and consolidation are being used as means to simplify EU legislation and thereby reduce the volume. The techniques are at the very heart of the EU's simplification programmes. This contribution compares and analyses the way in which consolidation and codification of legislation is used in different EU member states. Advantages and disadvantages of different systems are discussed in search of best practices. Finally the results of the comparative research are confronted with the EU approach.
Keywords: European Union, codification, consolidation, legislation, revision processes, legislative stock, deregulation, administrative burden, red tape, authorised reprints, promulgation of legislation
JEL Classification: R38, K10, K30, K40
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