On 14 November 2017, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker officially established the Task Force on subsidiarity, proportionality and doing Lessly to make recommendations on how to better apply the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality. The task force delivered its final report on 10 July 2018. On 23 October 2018, the Commission presented the amendments it intends to make following the recommendations of the Task Force on the Commission`s political decision-making process. 105 The latter is still part of the old narrative of better regulation, while the former already contains a more comprehensive approach that goes beyond bureaucracy and sees regulation as an engine of competitiveness and innovation. I owe this comment to Lorenzo Allio.  Provisional text of the proposed inter-institutional agreement “Better Legislation” of the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission of 15 December 2015 (proposal of an ia to better legislate).  Inter-institutional agreement “Better legislate” of the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, 16 December 2003 (2003 A) on “Better Legislation”).  The proposed AI to better legislate, cit., Appendix 1.  The proposed AI to better legislate, cit., point 1. 28.  Ivi, randnr. 28 bis.  P.
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Renda, Too good to be true? A quick assessment of the European Commission`s new Better Legislation Package, Cit., p. 6. The political will to improve the quality of legislation, to review and, if necessary, to update existing legislation is shared by the three main EU institutions: the Commission, Parliament and the Council. A regulatory improvement agreement was signed between them and came into force in April 2016. The Better Legislation Programme also contains a number of accompanying documents that are directly related to the elements examined by the Council. These documents contain guidelines for better legislation and documents related to the REFIT program. The Better Legislation Agreement aims to improve EU legislation and ensure that EU legislation better serves citizens and businesses. It should make the EU`s legislative process more transparent, open to stakeholders and easier to follow.
It will also help assess the impact of EU legislation on small and medium-sized enterprises, local industry and ordinary citizens. It will introduce a new agreement between the EU institutions to make cooperation between them more fluid and clearer. The European Parliament and the Council will ensure that their legislative proposals are better synchronized, in the interests of efficiency. In particular, the European Parliament and the Council will compare the indicative timetables for the different phases leading to the final adoption of each legislative proposal. The agreement was signed on April 13, 2016 and came into force on the same day. It was published in the Official Journal on May 12, 2016.