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.
(Source European Commission)
The leaders of the EU institutions signed a Joint Declaration identifying key legislative priorities for 2022, and welcomed progress on the 2021 priorities.
On Thursday, European Parliament President David Sassoli, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša, on behalf of the Presidency of the Council, and Commission President Ursula […]
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 […]
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 […]
Research and innovation contribute directly to our level of prosperity and the well-being of individuals and society in general. The Treaty of Lisbon strengthens European Union (EU) action in this field of research with the aim of creating a European Research Area.
With a budget of nearly EUR 80 billion, ‘Horizon […]
Treaties are the fundamental laws of the EU. All treaties must be ratified (passed and agreed) by member states.
Treaties set out the rules for how the institutions of the EU function. The EU was founded on a number of treaties, and its expansion and development has been underpinned by the agreement of treaties between the […]
The European Union implements policy through a variety of legal instruments spread across two major decision-making processes: co-decision and cooperation procedure. These are used to develop or coordinate policies, to take actions and initiate programs, to facilitate policy implementation, and to provide advice to member states. Binding and non-binding legal instruments are the two types […]
Under the Treaty of Lisbon, co-decision became the ‘Ordinary Legislative Procedure‘ and the general rule for passing legislation at the EU. It covers the vast majority of areas of Union action. The adoption of legislation by Parliament and the Council on an equal footing is the key characteristic of the ordinary legislative […]
Article 288 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union provides directions for non-binding legal instruments. These instruments sometimes are referred as soft law and are usually adopted when there is no need to adopt binding legislation but it is fitting to have formal acts clarifying the scope and meaning of existing legislation.