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27th Sep 2020

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'Better Regulation' is key for EU policy-making, auditors say

The European Court of Auditors concluded on Thursday that the set of principles and tools named "Better Regulation" has improved EU policy-making for nearly 20 years. However, the auditors also stressed that more could be done to consult citizens, improve the evidence base for decision-making and enforce EU law. According to a recent OECD study, the European Commission put in place one of the world's most advanced Better Regulation systems.

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Analysis

China's carbon pledge at UN sends 'clear message' to US

China's pledge to become carbon neutral before 2060 is "good news" for Europe, but it sends a clear message to Washington ahead of the US election - in which climate change has become a significant aspect for voters.

Opinion

Why no EU progress on Black Lives Matter?

Months after Black Lives Matter erupted, for many EU decision-makers the problems of racism in policing and criminal legal systems - the issues that sparked the George Floyd protests - are still 'over there', across the Atlantic.

EU migration pact to deter asylum

The EU commission's newest pact on migration and asylum seeks to deter people from claiming asylum by speeding up procedures and sending most of them back home.

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