European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso
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Barroso: "EU not here to meddle"

As the European Commission is due to publish proposals to scrap some EU regulations, its president Jose Manuel Barroso tells the BBC that 'Europe should not meddle on all matters'.

The European Commission is due to publish proposals to scrap some EU regulations and simplify others it says are not working.

The idea is to ease the burden on European businesses.

It is anticipated health and safety measures may be among those to be cast aside, and it will seek to simplify regulations that are deemed too complex.

Speaking to the BBC's Chris Morris, Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said: "Europe should not meddle in all matters."

  • 02 Oct
  • From the section Europe