Following the adoption of an Action Programme on 24 January 2007, the European Commission has now made three proposals for reducing national administrative burdens for businesses. These three out of ten “fast track” actions benefit primarily small and medium sized enterprises. First, public limited liability companies will not have to commission written reports on mergers or divisions unless requested by their shareholders. Second, freight carriers will no longer be required to provide a number of documents when transporting goods within the EU. Third, small butcher shops, bakeries and grocery shops will not be required to keep records on hygiene procedures and practices. The Action Programme, which also contains a list of 13 priority areas for further proposals, including tax and public procurement, should be completed by 2012.