The following is a thematic list of European Union directives:

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (October 2013)

For a date based list, see the Category:European Union directives by number


From 1 January 1992 to 31 December 2014, numbers assigned by the General Secretariat of the Council followed adoption, for instance: Directive 2010/75/EU.[1] Since 2015, acts have been numbered following the pattern (domain) YYYY/N, for instance "Regulation (EU) 2016/1627" with

Some older directives had an ordinal number in their name, for instance: "First Council Directive 73/239/EEC".

Accounting, auditing, and management control

The proposed standards are to be developed by October 2022.[10]
Another proposed amendment to the 2013 directive was put forward by the Commission in April 2016 concerning disclosure of corporate tax information on a country-by-country basis.[11]

Anti-discrimination measures

Consumer protection


Employment law



Environmental assessment

Pollution and Waste

Wildlife and nature conservation

Environment – Other


Free movement of goods

Intellectual property

Further information: Copyright law of the European Union and Patent law of the European Union

See also


Privacy and data protection and retention


See also: Government procurement in the European Union

Technology and safety

Medical devices

Electronic communication

Information technology

Weights and measures

Food and drink

Safety at work




Rail transport

Road transport

Transport – Other


See also


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  2. ^ "Publications Office – Interinstitutional Style Guide – 1.2. L series – 1.2.2. Numbering of acts".
  3. ^ Directive: consolidated accounts[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament – Reinforcing the statutory audit in the EU
  5. ^ Link to the COM(2003)286
  6. ^ EUR-Lex, Directive 2013/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings, amending Directive 2006/43/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directives 78/660/EEC and 83/349/EEC, retrieved 13 July 2021
  7. ^ a b Directive 2014/95/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 amending Directive 2013/34/EU as regards disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large undertakings and groups, retrieved 25 October 2020
  8. ^ European Commission, Communication from the Commission Guidelines on non-financial reporting (methodology for reporting non-financial information), C(2017) 4234 final, retrieved 25 October 2020
  9. ^ Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA) (2021), Study on the non-financial reporting directive: Final report, retrieved 14 March 2022
  10. ^ a b European Commission, Corporate sustainability reporting, retrieved 13 July 2021.  This article incorporates text available under the CC BY 4.0 license.
  11. ^ EUR-Lex, Proposal for a Directive f the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2013/34/EU as regards disclosure of income tax information by certain undertakings and branches, COM/2016/0198 final – 2016/0107 (COD), published 12 April 2016, retrieved 13 July 2021
  12. ^ Eur-Lex, Directive 2009/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on injunctions for the protection of consumers' interests, retrieved 13 January 2021
  13. ^ EUR-Lex, Directive 2014/52/EU amending Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment, 16 April 2014
  14. ^ EUR-Lex, Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, retrieved 8 August 2021
  15. ^ European Bioplastics e.V., Single-Use Plastics Directive, retrieved 18 January 2022
  16. ^ "EUR-Lex – 32002L0083 – EN – EUR-Lex". Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  17. ^ Publications Office of the EU, Commission Directive 66/683/EEC of 7 November 1966 eliminating all differences between the treatment of national products and that of products which, under Articles 9 and 10 of the Treaty, must be admitted for free movement, as regards laws, regulations or administrative provisions prohibiting the use of the said products and prescribing the use of national products or making such use subject to profitability – unofficial English translation, retrieved 24 December 2020
  18. ^ EUR-Lex, Directive 2014/25/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors and repealing Directive 2004/17/EC, retrieved 29 August 2021
  19. ^ EUR-Lex, Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC, retrieved 29 August 2021
  20. ^ European Commission, Remedies Directives, retrieved 29 August 2021
  21. ^ "DIRECTIVE 2008/57/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL". Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  22. ^ EUR-Lex, Directive (EU) 2019/1161 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 amending Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles, retrieved 30 January 2021
  23. ^ European Commission, Clean Vehicles Directive, updated 30 January 2021, retrieved 30 January 2021