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.

Numbering


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 control


  • 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, was amended by Directive 2014/95/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014.[6] 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".[6] 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.[7]

Anti-discrimination measures


  • 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 protection


  • 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.[8]

Culture


  • Television Without Frontiers Directive (Council Directive 97/36/EC)

Employment law


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

Energy


Environment


Pollution and Waste

  • 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 conservation

Environment - Other

Finance


Free movement of goods


  • 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 [11]

Intellectual property


See also

Pharmaceuticals


Privacy and data protection and retention


  • General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679), superseded the Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC 24 October 1995)
  • Directive (EU) 2016/680 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties... on EUR-Lex
  • Directive on a Community framework for electronic signatures (1999/93/EC 13 December 1999) on EUR-Lex
  • Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications (2002/58/EC 12 July 2002) on EUR-Lex
  • Data Retention Directive (2006/24/EC 15 March 2006)
  • Directive 2009/136/EC (25 November 2009) on EUR-Lex, was COD/2007/0248 in the Telecoms Package, amending Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks and services, Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector and Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws.
  • Passenger Name Record (PNR) Directive (2016/681 of 27 April 2016) on EUR-Lex

Technology and safety


Medical devices

Electronic communication

Information technology

Weights and measures

Food and drink

Safety at work

Noise

  • Airborne noise emitted by household appliances directive
  • Noise emission in the environment by equipment for use outdoors directive

Other

Transport


Rail transport

  • EU Directive 91/440 creation of open access railways ("de-monopolisation of railways"), with modifications forms part of the First Railway Package
  • Second Railway Package (2004), a collection of directives concerning open access railway operations, specifically with respect to interoperability and safety
  • EU Directive 2008/57/EC, an updated directive that covers the interoperability of both the Trans-European high-speed rail network and the Trans-European conventional rail network[12]
  • Interoperability of trans-European conventional rail system directive
  • Interoperability of trans-European high-speed rail system directive

Road transport

  • 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,[13] and to be transposed into national law by 2 August 2021.[14]

Transport - Other

  • Lifts Directive
  • Transportable pressure equipment directive

Other


See also


References


  1. https://publications.europa.eu/code/en/en-110202.htm
  2. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/content/help/faq/intro.html
  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. 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. 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
  9. 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
  10. "EUR-Lex - 32002L0083 - EN - EUR-Lex". eur-lex.europa.eu. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  11. 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
  12. "DIRECTIVE 2008/57/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL". Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  13. 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
  14. European Commission, Clean Vehicles Directive, updated 30 January 2021, accessed 30 January 2021