The European Union Commissioner Phil Hogan must have been “having a laugh” with his characterisation of the EU as a “superpower”, with Brussels seeking to implement regulations to stifle businesses throughout the bloc Brexit supporting MP Daniel Kawczynski has said.
The Polish-born, British Conservative Party MP Mr Kawczynski pointed to the country of his origin as an example of somewhere he claimed was already suffering as a result of “over-regulation”.
His comments come in reaction to the latest issue of The Parliament, the EU Parliament’s official magazine, earlier this week.
In it, Mr Hogan, European Commissioner for Trade under European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, wrote: “Our single market of 446 million consumers makes us highly attractive as a trading partner.
“That is why countries and regional blocs all around the world are lining up to sign deals with us.”
“The European Union is a regulatory superpower.
“This means that we are often at the head of the pack when it comes to setting standards worldwide.
“Take data protection; our EU regulation in this complex policy area is viewed as a global trendsetter and has been adopted by many other countries.
“Or take climate action; Europe is already a global leader in implementing the COP21 targets, but our ambition has been turbocharged by President von der Leyen’s flagship initiative, the European Green Deal.”
The MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham disagreed with the claims, Mr Kawczynski asked: “Is he having a laugh here?
“That’s the question which immediately springs to my mind when I hear his vision of a regulatory superpower.
“Thank goodness we have left the EU and can create a regulatory framework which British business and citizens can support whilst ensuring Britain is competitive and supporting business innovation.
He added: “The one-size-fits-all rules are having a terrible burden for countries like Poland.
“They are starting to feel the economic downsides from the EU’s obsession with over-regulation, which make their businesses more costly to run as a result.”
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