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

NumberingEdit

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.[1] Since 2015, acts have been numbered following the pattern (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 the 4 digit year
  • the sequential number.[2]

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

Accounting, auditing, and management controlEdit

  • Seventh Directive: Consolidated accounts of companies with limited liability (Directive 83/349/EEC of 29/6/83).[3]
  • Eighth Directive: Qualifications of persons responsible for carrying out the statutory audits of accounting documents (Official Journal L126 of 12.5.1984, on EUR-Lex).[4]
    • Communication COM(2003)286 related to the Eighth Directive, of the Commission of 21 May 2003: Reinforcing the statutory audit in the European Union – Not published in the Official Journal. Objective: reinforcing public oversight of the auditprofession; imposing the International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) for statutory audits in the European Union as of 2005; systems of disciplinary sanctions; establishing the transparency of audit firms; as regards corporate governance, reinforcing audit committees and internal control.[5]
    • Non-financial reporting – Directive 2013/34/EU, concerning disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large undertakings and groups,[6] was amended by Directive 2014/95/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014.[7] The directives provide for "a certain minimum legal requirement as regards the extent of the information that should be made available to the public and authorities by undertakings across the Union" and require "undertakings subject to this Directive" to give "a fair and comprehensive view of their policies, outcomes, and risks".[7] Undertakings subject to the Directive are those with an average of over 500 employees during the reporting year. The directive is supported by non-binding guidelines on reporting methodology published by the European Commission on 26 June 2017.[8] On 21 April 2021, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a new directive to amend the existing reporting requirements. The proposal:
      • extends the duty to all large companies and all companies listed on a regulated market (except listed micro-enterprises)
      • requires the reported information to be audited
      • introduces more detailed reporting requirements and a requirement to use mandatory EU sustainability reporting standards (to be developed)
      • requires businesses to digitally 'tag' the reported information so that it is machine readable.[9]
The proposed standards are to be developed by October 2022.[9]
Another proposed amendment to the 2013 directive was put forward by the Commission in April 2016 concerning disclosure of corporate tax information on a country-by-country basis.[10]

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)

Consumer protectionEdit

  • Directive 98/27/EC on injunctions for the protection of consumers' interests, repealed by
  • Directive 2009/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on injunctions for the protection of consumers' interests.[11]

CultureEdit

Employment lawEdit

  • Council Directive 91/533/EEC on an employer's obligation to inform employees of the conditions applicable to the contract or employment relationship

EnergyEdit

EnvironmentEdit

Environmental assessmentEdit

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)
  • Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment [13] (the "Single-Use Plastics Directive"), effective from 3 July 2021 [14]

Wildlife and nature conservationEdit

Environment – OtherEdit

FinanceEdit

Free movement of goodsEdit

  • Commission Directive 66/683/EEC of 7 November 1966 eliminating all differences between the treatment of national products and that of products which, under Articles 9 and 10 of the Treaty, must be admitted for free movement, as regards laws, regulations or administrative provisions prohibiting the use of the said products and prescribing the use of national products or making such use subject to profitability [16]

Intellectual propertyEdit

See alsoEdit

PharmaceuticalsEdit

Privacy and data protection and retentionEdit

ProcurementEdit

  • Coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors directive – 2004/17/EC 31 March 2004, replaced by
    • Directive 2014/25/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors and repealing Directive 2004/17/EC.[17]
  • Coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts directive – 2004/18/EC 31 March 2004, replaced by
    • Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC [18]
  • Remedies Directives: Directive 89/665/EEC (for the public sector) and Directive 92/13/EEC (for the utilities sector). These directives provide for a ten-day standstill period between the award decision and signature of a public contract, and require public authorities and utilities to inform all tenderers about the outcome of the tender process. Both were amended by
    • Directive 2007/66/EC - Remedies Directive.[19]

Technology and safetyEdit

Medical devicesEdit

Electronic communicationEdit

Information technologyEdit

Weights and measuresEdit

Food and drinkEdit

Safety at workEdit

NoiseEdit

OtherEdit

TransportEdit

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
  • Directive 2009/33/EC – the "Clean Vehicles Directive"
  • Directive (EU) 2019/1161, the revised Clean Vehicles Directive, adopted by the European Parliament and the Council in June 2019,[21] and to be transposed into national law by 2 August 2021.[22]

Transport – OtherEdit

OtherEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Frequently asked questions – EUR-Lex".
  2. ^ "Publications Office – Interinstitutional Style Guide – 1.2. L series – 1.2.2. Numbering of acts".
  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. ^ EUR-Lex, Directive 2013/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings, amending Directive 2006/43/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directives 78/660/EEC and 83/349/EEC, accessed 13 July 2021
  7. ^ 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
  8. ^ 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
  9. ^ a b European Commission, Corporate sustainability reporting, accessed 13 July 2021.   This article incorporates text available under the CC BY 4.0 license.
  10. ^ EUR-Lex, Proposal for a Directive f the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2013/34/EU as regards disclosure of income tax information by certain undertakings and branches, COM/2016/0198 final - 2016/0107 (COD), published 12 April 2016, accessed 13 July 2021
  11. ^ Eur-Lex, Directive 2009/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on injunctions for the protection of consumers' interests, accessed 13 January 2021
  12. ^ EUR-Lex, 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
  13. ^ EUR-Lex, Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, accessed 8 August 2021
  14. ^ European Bioplastics e.V., Single-Use Plastics Directive, accessed 18 January 2022
  15. ^ "EUR-Lex – 32002L0083 – EN – EUR-Lex". eur-lex.europa.eu. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  16. ^ Publications Office of the EU, Commission Directive 66/683/EEC of 7 November 1966 eliminating all differences between the treatment of national products and that of products which, under Articles 9 and 10 of the Treaty, must be admitted for free movement, as regards laws, regulations or administrative provisions prohibiting the use of the said products and prescribing the use of national products or making such use subject to profitability – unofficial English translation, accessed 24 December 2020
  17. ^ EUR-Lex, Directive 2014/25/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors and repealing Directive 2004/17/EC, accessed 29 August 2021
  18. ^ EUR-Lex, Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC, accessed 29 August 2021
  19. ^ European Commission, Remedies Directives, accessed 29 August 2021
  20. ^ "DIRECTIVE 2008/57/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL". Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  21. ^ EUR-Lex, Directive (EU) 2019/1161 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 amending Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles, accessed 30 January 2021
  22. ^ European Commission, Clean Vehicles Directive, updated 30 January 2021, accessed 30 January 2021

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