Eric Van den Abeele

Associate Researcher


Eric Van Den Abeele is senior lecturer at the University of Mons-Hainaut, Visiting professor at the IHECS (Brussels) and associate researcher at the European Trade Union Institute. He is an expert on the political and administrative workings of European machinery and is the author of several books.

Areas of activity

Better Regulation

Publications from this author

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‘One-in, one-out’ in the European Union legal system: a deceptive reform?

The issue of burden and cost reduction, both regulatory and administrative, has become a leitmotif that regularly appears at the table of... Find out more

The European Union versus the Better Regulation Agenda

This report critically examines progress on the European Union’s ‘Better Regulation Agenda’. Although originally intended to simplify the EU... Find out more

The ‘variable geometry’ approach to ‘better legislation’

This Policy Brief takes the measure of the EU Commission's ‘better legislation’ programme, attempting not only to identify its general... Find out more

'Better regulation': a bureaucratic simplification with a political agenda

This Working Paper aims to shed light on the machinations behind recent developments regarding the Better Regulation agenda. How should we... Find out more