EU's Juncker cuts new laws to slash red-tape

EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker delivers a speech on December16, 2014 at the European Parliament in StrasbourgNew EU executive head Jean-Claude Juncker told lawmakers Tuesday he would cut dozens of proposed laws stuck in the byzantine Brussels process, in an effort to trim red tape. “Europe’s big priorities are growth and jobs,” Juncker told the European Parliament as he unveiled the commission’s top goals for 2015. Juncker’s commission aims to boost the economy and win back an increasingly sceptical public alienated by Brussels bureaucracy. Juncker’s European Commission, which took office in November, will also push through laws on tax transparency after the “Luxleaks” scandal over Luxembourg’s tax breaks for big companies while he was prime minister.

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