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Directives (European Union)

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A directive is a legislative act of the European Union, which requires member states to achieve a particular result without dictating the means of achieving that result. It can be distinguished from regulations which are self-executing and do not require any implementing measures. Directives normally leave member states with a certain amount of leeway as to the exact rules to be adopted. Directives can be adopted by means of a variety of legislative procedures depending on their subject matter. (Wikipedia)

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Bathing Water Directive
Birds Directive
Directive on Dangerous Substances
Habitats Directive
INSPIRE Directive
Water Framework Directive
European Union

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EU directives
European Union directives

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