This report maps and analyses the core issues which together make up effective regulatory management for Germany, laying down a framework of what should be driving regulatory policy and reform in the future. Issues examined include: strategy and policies for improving regulatory management; institutional capacities for effective regulation and the broader policy making context; transparency and processes for effective public consultation and communication; processes for the development of new regulations, including impact assessment and for the management of the regulatory stock, including administrative burdens; compliance rates, enforcement policy and appeal processes; and the multilevel dimension: interface between different levels of government and interface between national processes and those of the EU. This book is part of a project examining better regulation, being carried out in partnership with the European Commission.
Table of contents:
-Abbreviations and Acronyms -Country Profile - Germany -Executive Summary -Introduction - Conduct of the review Chapter 1. Strategy and policies for Better Regulation Chapter 2. Institutional capacities for Better Regulation Chapter 3. Transparency through consultation and communication Chapter 4. The development of new regulations Chapter 5. The management and rationalisation of existing regulations Chapter 6. Compliance, enforcement, appeals Chapter 7. The interface between member states and the EU Chapter 8. The interface between subnational and national levels of government Bibliography Annex A - Ministerial responsibility for assessing regulatory impacts in the German federal government Annex B - Regulatory agencies