Administrative simplification – Where Hungary stands?


Two of our colleagues – Petra Reszkető and Lili Márk – consulted with the representatives of the DG Enterprise and Industry about the progress in administrative simplification reforms that were introduced as part of the Europe 2020 European semester.

The European Commission introduced an action programme in 2007 that aimed at reducing administrative burden of enterprises and individuals in the European Union by 25% by 2012. This target is a priority of the EU2020 strategy. The representatives of DG Enterprise and Industry monitor the national-level implementation of the strategy. They visited Hungary to meet the representatives of the government, business sector, the civil society and experts of different fields. They asked the members of Budapest Institute about the progress of the Simple State programme and the anticorruption measures of the Hungarian government. Simple State programme was launched in 2011 with the aim of reducing administrative burdens of enterprises by HUF 500 billion. The programme includes 114 measures and the implementation of the measures have been completed until the fall of 2013 according to government news. Budapest Institute outlined the findings based on our previous research project and analysis in the topic.