Some regulation of our industry is inevitable, and compliance comes at a cost. Nevertheless, in the spirit of smarter regulation, certain safeguards should be in place.
The EU legislative process is extremely complex and rules frequently emerge in a state far removed from their initial formulation. There is indeed an Impact Assessment procedure at the beginning of the process but there is no requirement to assess subsequent changes.
A prime example is the current Passenger Rights legislation, which has been modified out of all recognition, by subsequent European Court judgements which have taken the legislation in directions it was never intended to go, bypassing completely the normal institutional processes.