List of European Union directives

The following is a thematic list of European Union directives:

For a date based list, see the Category:European Union directives by number

The way act was numbered had had variations before 2015.


Since 2015, acts are numbered following the patter (domain) YYYY/N, for instance "Regulation (EU) 2016/1627" with

  • domain being "EU" for the European Union, "Euratom" for the European Atomic Energy Community, "EU, Euratom" for the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, "CFSP" for the common foreign and security policy
  • year being a 4 digits year
  • the sequential number.[1]

From 1 January 1992 to 31 December 2014, numbers assigned by the General Secretariat of the Council followed adoption, for instance: Directive 2010/75/EU.[2]

Some older directives had an ordinal number in their name, for instance: "First Council Directive 73/239/EEC".

Accounting, auditing, and management controlEdit

Anti-discrimination measuresEdit

  • Council Directive 2000/43/EC of 29 June 2000 implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin : also called the "Race Directive" (Directive 2000/43/EC on Anti-discrimination)
  • Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation
  • Council Directive 2004/113/EC of 13 December 2004 implementing the principle of equal treatment between men and women in the access to and supply of goods and services
  • Directive 2006/54/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2006 on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation (recast)




Pollution and WasteEdit

  • The Directive 76/464/EEC of 4 May 1976 on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment of the Community
  • Urban Waste Water Directive (Council Directive 91/271/EEC of 21 May 1991 concerning urban waste water collection and treatment)
  • Packaging and packaging waste directive, 94/62/EC deals with the problems of packaging waste and the currently permitted heavy metal content in packaging
  • Council Directive 96/61/EC of 24 September 1996 concerning integrated pollution prevention and control; replaced by Directive 2008/1/EC (see below)
  • Landfill Directive, Council Directive 1999/31/EC of 26 April 1999
  • RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive ("WEEE directive"), Directive 2002/96, revised in 2006, 2009 and 2012, currently Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment
  • Battery directive (2006/66/EC in force from 6 September 2006), Directive 2006/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators and repealing Directive 91/157/EEC. Directive 2006/66/EC was amended by Directive 2013/56/EU of 20 November 2013.
  • Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (Directive 2008/1/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2008 concerning integrated pollution prevention and control)
  • Waste framework directive (Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste)

Wildlife and nature conservationEdit

Environment - OtherEdit


Intellectual propertyEdit

See alsoEdit


Privacy and data protection and retentionEdit

Technology and safetyEdit

Medical devicesEdit

Electronic communicationEdit

Information technologyEdit

Weights and measuresEdit

Food and drinkEdit

Safety at workEdit




Rail transportEdit

Road transportEdit

  • Directive 80/1269/EEC – relating to the engine power of motor vehicles
  • Directive 2004/54/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the Trans-European Road Network
  • Directive 2008/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on road infrastructure safety management

Transport - OtherEdit


See alsoEdit


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  3. ^ Directive: consolidated accounts[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament – Reinforcing the statutory audit in the EU
  5. ^ Link to the COM(2003)286
  6. ^ a b Directive 2014/95/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 amending Directive 2013/34/EU as regards disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large undertakings and groups, accessed 25 October 2020
  7. ^ European Commission, Communication from the Commission Guidelines on non-financial reporting (methodology for reporting non-financial information), C(2017) 4234 final, accessed 25 October 2020
  8. ^ Directive 2014/52/EU amending Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment, 16 April 2014
  9. ^ "EUR-Lex - 32002L0083 - EN - EUR-Lex". Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  10. ^ "DIRECTIVE 2008/57/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL". Retrieved 22 August 2012.

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