List of European Union directives

List of European Union directives

The following is an "incomplete thematic list of European Union directives":

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)


* Council Directive 85/337/EEC of 27 June 1985 on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment
* Council Directive 96/61/EC of 24 September 1996 concerning integrated pollution prevention and control; replaced by Directive 2008/1/EC (see below)
* Directive 2008/1/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2008 concerning integrated pollution prevention and control
* Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora

Intellectual property

*The Information Society Directive (2001/29/EC May 22, 2001) - also known as the "EU Copyright Directive" (EUCD).
* Enforcement of intellectual property rights (Criminal) "(proposed)"
*Enforcement of intellectual property rights (Civil) (2004/48/EC April 29 2004).
*Harmonising the term of copyright protection (Copyright Term Directive) (93/98/EEC October 29 1993)
*Legal protection of designs (98/71/EC)
*Database Directive (March 11 1996)
*Patentability of biotechnological inventions (98/44/EC July 6 1998)
*Patentability of computer-implemented inventions "(proposed, then rejected)"
*Rental and lending rights (92/100/EEC)
*Directive on the legal protection of topographies of semiconductor products (87/54/EEC 16 December 1986)
*Trademark Directive (89/104/EEC December 21 1988)
*Directive on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission (93/83/EEC September 27 1993)

Privacy and data protection

*Directive on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (95/46/EC October 24, 1995)
*Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications (2002/58/EC July 12, 2002) [ pdf version]

Technology and safety

*Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive
*Airborne noise emitted by household appliances directive
*Appliances burning gaseous fuels directive
*Battery directive
*Cableway installations designed to carry persons directive
*Colours for use in foodstuffs (1994/36/EC June 30, 1994)
*Construction products directive
*Dangerous preparations directive (1999/45/EC in force from July 30, 2002)
*Efficiency requirements for new hot-water boilers fired with liquid or gaseous fuels directive ("Boilers directive")
*Electromagnetic compatibility directive ("EMC directive")
*Energy efficiency requirements for ballasts for fluorescent lighting directive
*Energy efficiency requirements for household electric refrigerators, freezers and combinations thereof directive
*Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (94/9/EC "ATEX directive")
*Explosives for civil uses directive
*Food supplements directive (2002/46/EC June 10, 2002)
*General product safety directive
*In vitro diagnostic medical devices directive
*Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community directive (2007/2/EC INSPIRE directive)
*Interoperability of trans-European conventional rail system directive
*Interoperability of trans-European high-speed rail system directive
*Landfill Directive
*Lifts Directive
*Low voltage Directive
*Machinery directive
*Marine equipment directive
*Measuring instruments directive
*Medical devices directive
*Minimum requirements for improving the safety and health protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres (99/92/EC "ATEX directive")
*Noise emission in the environment by equipment for use outdoors directive
*Non-automatic weighing instruments directive
*Packaging and packaging waste directive
*Personal protective equipment directive ("PPE directive")
*Pressure equipment directive
*Product liability directive
*Promotion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources ("Renewables Directive")
*Promotion of cogeneration based on a useful heat demand in the internal energy market (2004/8/EC "CHP Directive")
*Promotion of the use of biofuels and other renewable fuels for transport
*Radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity directive
*Recreational craft directive
* Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals ("REACH directive")
*Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) ("RoHS directive")
*Restrictions on marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations directive ("Azocolourants directive")
*Safety of toys directive
*Simple pressure vessel directive
*Tobacco Advertising Directive (IP/02/1788)
*Transportable pressure equipment directive
*Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive ("WEEE directive")
*Water framework directive

Weights and measures

*Metric Directive 80/181/EEC


* Directive 65/65/EEC1
* Directive 75/318/EEC
* Directive 75/319/EEC
* Directive 93/41/EEC
* Directive 93/42/EEC
* Directive 2001/20/EC
* Directive 2001/83/EC


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

Wildlife and nature conservation

* Birds Directive (Council Directive 79/409/EEC)
* Habitats Directive (Council Directive 92/43/EEC)


*Community postal services Directive
*Taxation of savings income in the form of interest payments
*Directive 2004/38/EC on the right to move and reside freely

See also

* European Union law
* EUR-Lex
* EudraLex

External links

* [ EUR-Lex Directory of Community legislation in force]

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