The agenda applies across all policy areas in the EU and its purpose is to promote transparency across the decision making processes in the EU. The quality of law making will be improved through better impact assessments of draft legislation and amendments and existing EU laws will be under constant review. In a statement accompanying the release of the announcement, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said: "this Commission is determined to change both what the Union does and how it does it. Better regulation is therefore one of our top priorities. We are listening to the concerns of citizens and businesses – especially SMEs - who worry that Brussels and its institutions don't always deliver rules they can understand or apply. We want to restore their confidence in the EU's ability to deliver high quality legislation."