Regulatory reform and competition policy

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The regulatory framework remains insufficiently supportive of business activity and further progress needs especially to be made in liberalising services. The inefficient and costly judicial system is another impediment to growth.
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OECD estimates suggest that aligning Portugal’s regulation to best practice among all OECD countries would raise GDP by 5.5% by 2020.
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Starting a business in Spain is difficult due to licence and permit systems.
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