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    Advances in technology and in our understanding of illness and disease together with an expanded workforce and greater resources will allow us to provide more services to a higher quality. John-HuttonJohn Hutton
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    And, in the past, it has been all too easy for legislators to load costs onto business in order to meet broader social goals. And costs for business means costs for consumers. John-HuttonJohn Hutton
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    At the heart of these challenges lies the question of how the institutions of the European Union make laws, the types of laws they pass and the effectiveness with which those laws are implemented on civil society and the economy. John-HuttonJohn Hutton
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    But effective regulation at the European Union level can make a massive contribution to achieving our shared goals of improving competitiveness, jobs and growth. John-HuttonJohn Hutton
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    But we can turn challenges into opportunities if we look outwards to the realities of the global economy and modernise our internal institutions in ways that will equip Europe to meet that challenge and create confidence amongst the public. John-HuttonJohn Hutton
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    But we need to show that the EU can modernise itself, can adapt to the needs of its citizens, can take their views into account. That will be our ambition for the UK Presidency. John-HuttonJohn Hutton
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    For many Europeans the next decade looks to be filled with threats rather than opportunities. John-HuttonJohn Hutton
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    For too long nurses have been undervalued, restricted in what they could do, with too few career opportunities in clinical practice. For far too long, nurses have endured a pay system that has held them back - both professionally as well as financially. John-HuttonJohn Hutton
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    From my time in Health I know that choice empowers people lives. John-HuttonJohn Hutton
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    Here in the UK the government has decided to accept the recommendations of the Better Regulation Task Force to measure and make targeted reductions in the administrative costs - the red tape costs - that regulations impose on business. John-HuttonJohn Hutton
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    If we took Chaucer's writings at face value, we'd have to conclude he was a complete drip. John-HuttonJohn Hutton
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    It is also right that we continue to consult with front line workers and the public to ensure that targets are reasonable and achievable, that measurement regimes are proportionate and that the targets take full account of the other reforms that are under way. John-HuttonJohn Hutton
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    More than 50% of significant new regulations that impact on business in the UK now emanate from the EU. John-HuttonJohn Hutton
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    Our aim, during our Presidency in the next six months will be to lead this challenge, to show that Europe can function in a mature and responsible way, to start delivering tangible results that show we are taking people's concerns seriously. John-HuttonJohn Hutton
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    Our objective must therefore be to ensure EU better regulation contributes towards delivering a modern European Union which relentlessly focuses on building a dynamic and innovative economy equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century. John-HuttonJohn Hutton
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    Road testing the effects of regulation on European business must become second nature to the European Union. John-HuttonJohn Hutton
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    So that we focus not on competing visions for Europe but on what Europe can do to improve economic growth, to give us a cleaner environment, to create more jobs, to make us more secure. John-HuttonJohn Hutton
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    Some people argue that we should limit choice in favour of good local services. My response is simple: why should we assume those two concepts are mutually exclusive? John-HuttonJohn Hutton
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    The challenge to our national economies and the collective economy of Europe will become - with the growth of China and the continuing productivity growth of the US - even more intense in the decades to come. John-HuttonJohn Hutton
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    The Civil Service is a vital economic asset to the UK - firstly, in the way it creates a framework for excellence in service delivery and secondly, in how it helps organise the best way to deliver modern public services on which both businesses and individuals depend. John-HuttonJohn Hutton
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    Today, as a result, over 3 million jobs in the UK are linked, directly and indirectly, to the export of goods and services to the European Union. John-Hutton/">John Hutton
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    We must seek to persuade member states and institutions that better regulation in Europe does not mean cutting health and safety in the workplace, nor does it mean dismantling social standards. John-Hutton/">John Hutton
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    Western Europe GDP per capita - not taking into account the new accession counties - was lower in 2001 relative to that of the US than any time since the 1960's. John-Hutton/">John Hutton
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    Yet in order to make sure the European social model keeps up with the pace of economic change that is now necessary, the EU must embrace a new approach to lawmaking. John-Hutton/">John Hutton