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EU has to continue to reduce its bureaucracy, says Tanaiste

01/06/2009

EU has to continue to reduce its bureaucracy, says Tanaiste

Europe needs to continue its drive to reduce bureaucracy, says the Irish minister for enterprise and Tanaiste, Mary Coughlan.

Ms Coughlan was speaking to the EU's Competitiveness Council and said that her own department was reviewing its paperwork.

"Simplification plans will follow on foot of this work," she noted.

"Irish government departments are currently identifying the information obligations contained in their legislation likely to be causing the biggest burdens for business," the minister explained.

The Irish government says it hopes to reduce the administration burden placed on Irish businesses by a quarter and claims €20 million has already been saved.

In related news, the Daily Telegraph has said it has seen a document from the Office for Economic Co-operation and Development, which notes the UK government has made significant progress in its attempt to cut red tape.

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