The signatories, representing a wide number of economic sectors directly or indirectly affected by comitology rules, consider that science-based decisions must be central to comitology to allow for legal and regulatory certainty in the EU. In the joint statement ((17) PR 5), they urge the Commission
The signatories fully agree with President Juncker that “Jobs, growth and investment will only return to Europe if we create the right regulatory environment and promote a climate of entrepreneurship and job creation. We must not stifle innovation and competitiveness with too prescriptive and too detailed regulations (…)”. They claim, however, that it is for this very reason that we need decision-making processes based on the best available science to promote growth, innovation, investment as well as consumer confidence and safety in the EU. Comitology rules have the potential to ensure the proper functioning of the EU internal market, and to boost innovation, jobs and growth.