Independence in decision making, within general economic guidelines set by Government, Parliament and the EC, involvement of all stakeholders in decision making and full accountability of regulatory activity are among the main features of a modern network regulator.
However, the growing complexity of regulatory frameworks on the one hand and of their direct and indirect costs on the other nowadays p ose specific new challenges that require the development of new regulatory quality tools: full Impact Analysis over the whole regulatory cycle, effective notice and comment procedures for the involvement of all stakeholders in decision processes, comprehensive and transparent reasoning of decisions subject to judicial review, analysis and reduction of administrative burdens and promotion of innovative regulation learning from a behavioural approach.
Faisal Naru is responsible in the OECD Secretariat for a variety of work on regulatory policy with OECD member and non-member countries, including on Economic Regulators, Regulatory Impact Assessments and Regulatory Management Systems.
As a former member of the UK Government’s Cabinet Office, he has worked on a variety of high profile policy areas in different Ministries over several years. This includes being part of the Better Regulation Executive and working at a high strategic level with No.10 Downing Street, the Treasury, Ministers and Senior Civil Servants on initiatives for institutional cultural change and politically sensitive policies.
He has extensive international experience of regulatory reform and better governance projects in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. He was the Head of Policy and Regulatory Reform for a global development consultancy and he graduated from Oxford.
Annegret Groebel has held the post of Head of Section „International Co-ordination“, in the German Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications, Post and Railway since 2001 and was promoted Head of Department International Relations/Postal Regulation in 2009. She also holds key positions at the Independent Regulators Group. She is actively involved in the work of the European Regulators Group and of the newly created Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications. She is responsible for all contacts to other European and non-European regulatory bodies as well as for the contacts with the European Commission, including CEER, ACER in the energy field, ERG-Post and IRG Railways. In March 2012, she was appointed Vice-President of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER).
Trained as an economist, Ms Groebel has expertise in the European regulatory framework for electronic communications and implementation, as well as the regulatory framework for the internal energy market. She has advised public authorities on regulatory reform and sector-specific regulation.
The presentation will outline the importance of independent authorities for an effective regulation on the national level and of close cooperation among National Regulatory Authorities on the European and international level in order to promote the European internal market and to overcome barriers to international trade in services.
It will set out numerous examples on how this works in the fields of telecommunications, energy, post and railways and what are the key factors to a successful implementation of regulation both on the national and the European level. It will analyze and compare the multi-governance schemes of European regulatory groups and bodies in the sectors mentioned since 1997. It will show the development since then and put a particular focus on the implementation of the revised regulatory frameworks of 2009 in the telecommunications and energy sectors. It will also look at the advantages of a multi-sector regulatory body. Finally, conclusions on the design of national regulatory bodies and multi-governance schemes will be drawn.
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