FuelsEurope on Better Regulation

For FuelsEurope, Better Regulation means policymaking that is:

  • Regarding ex‐ante evaluation: based on thorough, evidence‐based Impact Assessments that also examine the impacts upon industrial competitiveness of regulatory burdens;
  • Throughout the whole policy cycle: transparent, involving stakeholder consultation and input;
  • Regarding ex‐post evaluation: taking a holistic view that considers overlaps, gaps, inconsistencies amongst various policies, as well as the cumulative costs that they impose, making sure legislation is fit for purpose. When assessing costs and benefits, the robustness and accuracy of the data should be comparable, with an understanding of the difference between societal benefits and operational costs falling on specific actors. Unintended consequences of policies should also be considered.