The Watchdog unites to make Better Regulation - Better for All.

We are a network of 66 European consumer, environmental, development, citizen and public health organisations, as well as trade unions and organisations advancing social justice. Together the Better Regulation Watchdog represents tens of millions of European citizens.

What we do

We follow the EU’s Better Regulation Agenda closely. We will provide input into the processes and debates, raise awareness among stakeholders and society, and challenge the widely-held belief that regulation is a burden for society.

The network shares information and expertise, but can also advocate our positions to decision makers, inform our networks about the consequences of the Better Regulation agenda and participate in media outreach.

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Read much more about who we are, our aims and how we work here. Follow our campaigns in the posts and never hesitate to contact us!

Tweets and follow, We tweet using the hashtag #betterregwatch, but also #betterregulation

Latest News & Press


Press release: Important improvements to the IIA – yet warning sign is still up

On December 8, 2015 the high-level negotiation team consisting of representatives from the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council finalised the new inter-institutional agreement.   Reacting to the outcome of the negotiations Christina Colclough, UNI Europa explains: “The Better Regulation Watchdog is happy to see that many of our criticisms have been addressed. The […]

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Open letter to FVP Timmermans – Reject Quantitative Targets!

Reject Quantitative Targets! The Better Regulation Watchdog network has on 10 December 2015 sent an open letter to First Vice-President Timmermans in response to a recent letter signed by Ministers from 19 Member States. The signatories call for an EU wide target to cut regulatory burdens to businesses. Members of the Watchdog network agree that […]

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‘Better Regulation’ and the end of cheating?

Click here to read eye-opening article by Watchdog members Jos Dings, Transport and Environment and Nina Renshaw, EPHA   Quote from Article “So would Mr Timmermans’ “Better Regulation” proposals have prevented all this? Emphatically, no. On the contrary, they make future #Dieselgates more likely. […]    

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