Proposal for a Directive on a proportionality test before adoption of new regulation of professions

In January 2017 the European Commission published a proposalĀ for a Directive on a proportionality test before adoption of new regulation of professions

“The Commission’s priority is “to put policies that create growth and jobs at the centre of the policy agenda”. Unnecessary regulation places unjustified burdens upon European economies. Removing such barriers opens up opportunities and has a positive impact on the productivity and competitiveness of the EU economy. It is for this reason that the following impact assessment proposes the implementation of systematic proportionality tests in the regulation of professions, so as to

  • ensure the better development of regulation through objective ex-ante analysis and transparency;
  • resist the introduction of unnecessary measures;
  • identify instances of disproportionate professional regulation;
  • guard against inflicting economic constraints on national administrations and the Single Market in Services;
  • enable Member States to fully comply with their implementation of EU law and proportionality in the most straight forward and transparent manner.”

The text of the proposal

The impact assessment

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