About EU Legislative – Press Archive

EU equality legislation is legally binding in all EU Member States and it is also transposed in EEA countries, EU candidate countries and other countries that have undertaken to approximate their national legislation to EU equality law.

Transport – Summaries of EU legislation

(Source EUR-Lex)

European Union (EU) transport policy aims to ensure the smooth, efficient, safe, and free movement of people and goods throughout the EU by means of integrated networks using all modes of transport (road, rail, water and air). EU policy also deals with issues as wide-ranging as climate change, passenger rights, clean […]

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Taxation – Summaries of EU legislation

(Source EUR-Lex)

Tax policy in the European Union (EU) has two components: direct taxation, which remains the sole responsibility of Member States, and indirect taxation, which affects free movement of goods and the freedom to provide services in the single market.

With regard to direct taxation, the EU has however established some harmonised standards […]

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Regional policy – Summaries of EU legislation

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In recognition of the importance of regional policy, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (EU) devotes five articles to ‘economic, social and territorial cohesion’ (Articles 174 – 178).

The policy aims to reduce the economic, social and territorial disparities between EU regions by supporting job creation, competitiveness, economic growth, […]

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Public health – Summaries of EU legislation

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Good health is a major concern of European citizens. The European Union (EU) works for better health protection through its policies and activities, in accordance with Article 168 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. EU action on health issues aims to improve public health, prevent diseases and […]

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Oceans and fisheries – Summaries of EU legislation

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The European Union (EU) has 1200 ports and the world’s largest merchant fleet and 90% of the EU’s foreign trade and 40% of its internal trade takes place by sea. The EU’s maritime policy integrates aspects as wide-ranging as fisheries, employment, transport, research, environment, offshore energy and tourism.

The common fisheries policy […]

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Justice, freedom and security – Summaries of EU legislation

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The European Union’s area of freedom, security and justice was created to ensure the free movement of persons and to offer a high level of protection to citizens. It covers policy areas that range from the management of the European Union’s external borders to judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters […]

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Internal market – Summaries of EU legislation

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The internal market of the European Union (EU) is a single market in which the free movement of goods, services, capital and persons is assured, and in which citizens are free to live, work, study and do business.

Since its creation in 1993, the single market has opened itself more to competition, […]

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Institutional affairs – Summaries of EU legislation

(Source EUR-Lex)

The European Union (EU) is both a political project and a legal organisation. It takes action in many areas affecting the daily lives of European citizens. Its policies are implemented in accordance with the rules and procedures set out in a series of Treaties.

Comprising 27 Member States which have, through these […]

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Human rights- Summaries of EU legislation

(Source EUR-Lex)

Respect for human rights and dignity, together with the principles of freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law, are values common to all European Union (EU) countries. They also guide the EU’s action both inside and outside its borders.

 

European action in this area is based on the Treaty on the […]

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