European Union recommendation


European Union recommendation

A recommendation in the European Union (introduced in Article 249/EC) is one of two kinds of non-binding acts cited in the Treaty of Rome.

Recommendations are without legal force but are negotiated and voted on according to the appropriate procedure. Recommendations differ from regulations, directives and decisions, in that they are not binding for Member States. Though without legal force, they do have a political weight. The Recommendation is an instrument of indirect action aiming at preparation of legislation in Member States, differing from the Directive only by the absence of obligatory power.

Common market

According to the terms of the Treaty on the European Union "In order to ensure the proper functioning and development of the common market, the Commission (…) formulate recommendations or deliver opinions on matters dealt with in this Treaty, if it expressively so provides or if the Commission considers it necessary."

Concretely, recommendations can be used by the Commission to raze barriers of competition caused by the establishment or the modification of internal norms of a Member State. If a country does not conform to a recommendation, the Commission cannot propose the adoption of a Directive aimed at other Member Countries, in order to elide this distortion.

ee also

* EUR-Lex

External links

* [http://eur-lex.europa.eu/ EUR-LEX, European Union Law] .


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • European Union law — European Union This article is part of the series: Politics and government of the European Union …   Wikipedia

  • European Union —    (EU)    The EU, previously known as the European Community (EC) and based in Brussels, Belgium, has taken a number of initiatives in Gypsy matters. In May 1984, the European Parliament passed a resolution on the situation of Gypsies in the EC …   Historical dictionary of the Gypsies

  • Legislature of the European Union — European Union This article is part of the series: Politics and government of the European Union …   Wikipedia

  • Directive (European Union) — European Union This article is part of the series: Politics and government of the European Union …   Wikipedia

  • Outline of the European Union — The Flag of the European Union The location of the …   Wikipedia

  • Law of the European Union — The Law of the European Union is the unique legal system which operates alongside the laws of Member States of the European Union (EU). EU law has direct effect within the legal systems of its Member States, and overrides national law in many… …   Wikipedia

  • Accession of Turkey to the European Union — Infobox EU accession bid status = Candidate nation = Turkey national denonym = Turkish chapters opened = 10 chapters closed = 1 national GDP PPP = 941.584 national area total = 783,562 national population = 70,586,256 website =… …   Wikipedia

  • List of European Union-related topics — Origins of the EU = *History of the European Union **European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) **Euratom *History of the European Parliament *Single market. See also Trade bloc and Value added tax *Subsidiarity Identity of the EU and its members… …   Wikipedia

  • Court of Justice of the European Union — Not to be confused with the European Court of Human Rights, the supranational court based in Strasbourg. Court of Justice of the European Union Established 1952 …   Wikipedia

  • Voting in the Council of the European Union — The procedures for Voting in the Council of the European Union are described in the treaties of the EU. The Council of the European Union was instituted under this name in the Maastricht Treaty. The voting procedures defined there were changed in …   Wikipedia