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Lighten the Load

European Commission (EU)

Reduces regulatory burden on citizens, corporations, and NGOs

Lighten the Load is an online portal where citizens, corporations, NGOs, and others are invited to share their opinions, insights, and suggestions about how to “improve laws and reduce regulatory burden.” All suggestions that match the submission criteria are posted publicly, with users given the option to publish with their personal or organizational name, or anonymously. These suggestions are then reviewed by the REFIT Platform, consisting of stakeholders and EU representatives, for further consideration. REFIT may then choose to include these considerations within their recommendations as presented to the European Commission.