Erfurt (dpa/th) - The advisory committee of the Thuringian state government for reducing bureaucracy is starting its work. The State Chancellery announced on Saturday that Stefan Zahradnik had been elected chairman of the seven-member Regulatory Control Council. Zahardnik is an economist at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences. He is supported by representatives from business, trade unions, social organizations and local authorities on the committee. They were appointed by the state government in mid-November.
The Regulatory Control Council is to review how existing legislation works in practice and examine where bureaucratic hurdles are hampering administrative work, as State Chancellor Benjamin-Immanuel Hoff (left) explained in a statement. The committee will initially work for four years. According to Hoff, Thuringia is one of four federal states with such an advisory board.