Renegotiation by the United Kingdom of its Constitutional Relationship with the European Union: Issues Related to Competitiveness and Better Law-Making

15-04-2016

The competitiveness element of the renegotiations with the UK is one of the less controversial parts. The aim is to enable the EU to hold its own in an increasingly competitive world, to increase productivity and to promote employment. That should be attractive to business, to citizens and the Member States. Striking the balance between a regulatory framework which is favourable to business and one which protects other societal interests may be more problematic. All should agree though that a good regulatory framework is vital.

The competitiveness element of the renegotiations with the UK is one of the less controversial parts. The aim is to enable the EU to hold its own in an increasingly competitive world, to increase productivity and to promote employment. That should be attractive to business, to citizens and the Member States. Striking the balance between a regulatory framework which is favourable to business and one which protects other societal interests may be more problematic. All should agree though that a good regulatory framework is vital.

Externe auteur

William Robinson (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, the UK)