EU Seconady 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.

Legal Instruments for Implementation

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 […]

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EU legal instruments NON-BINDING

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.


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EU legal instruments – BINDING

The binding legal instruments that constitute the secondary legislation of the EU are:

Directives and

as set out in Article 288 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

Regulations are a legally binding act of the European Union that is directly applicable in all European Union member states. In terms of impact and direct […]

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EU secondary Legislation

The treaties underpin all of the EU’s actions since they legally bind agreements between EU member countries define EU objectives, rules for EU institutions, decision-making processes, and the relationship between the EU and its members. Treaties are the starting point for EU law and are referred to as primary legislation in the EU. Secondary legislation […]

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