Codification and Consolidation in Europe as Means to Untie Red Tape

17 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2008 Last revised: 10 Nov 2009

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Wim J. M. Voermans

Leiden University - Leiden Law School

C.P. Moll

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Nico A. Florijn

Academy for Legislation in the Netherlands

Peter J.P.M. van Lochem

Independent

Date Written: March 1, 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Voermans, Wim and Moll, Chris P. and Florijn, Nico A. and van Lochem, Peter J.P.M., Codification and Consolidation in Europe as Means to Untie Red Tape (March 1, 2008). Statute Law Review, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 65-81, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1113755

Wim Voermans (Contact Author)

Leiden University - Leiden Law School ( email )

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Netherlands

Chris P. Moll

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Nico A. Florijn

Academy for Legislation in the Netherlands ( email )

Lange Voorhout 62
The Hague, 2514 EH
Netherlands

Peter J.P.M. Van Lochem

Independent ( email )

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