New MEPs call for less red tape

The newly-elected European Parliament will cut down on unnecessary regulation, according to MEPs from the West Midlands’ manufacturing heartland. Conservative MEP Malcolm Harbour said: `There are signs that European legislation will be devolved back to national governments.’ Labour MEP Simon Murphy said his party would be trying to simplify legislation and prevent national civil services […]

The newly-elected European Parliament will cut down on unnecessary regulation, according to MEPs from the West Midlands’ manufacturing heartland.

Conservative MEP Malcolm Harbour said: `There are signs that European legislation will be devolved back to national governments.’

Labour MEP Simon Murphy said his party would be trying to simplify legislation and prevent national civil services from making it harsher than necessary.

Harbour added that he would also be pushing the Parliament to encourage mutual recognition of qualifications as companies start to operate across borders.