Brussels’ perceived over-regulation: the concept of gold-plating helps finding the culprit

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“Brussels” has become a buzzword closely associated with over-regulation and the EU Commission is often perceived as the main culprit. However, the stereotype that some 30+ thousand EU officials are producing regulation after regulation to burden business and entrepreneurs is misleading. The fact is that significant over-regulation happens when European law is transposed into national law. Continue reading