Directorate-General Justice and Consumers (JUST)

Source: Europa Nu.

This Directorate-General develops and monitors the implementation of policies that aim to ensure that the whole of the European Union is an area of freedom and security without internal borders.

The main areas of activity of the DG are:

  • to ensure fundamental rights are upheld
  • matters regarding civil law
  • to garantuee personal data is protected
  • to garantuee access to the judiciary across the EU
  • consumer protection

On January 1st 2015 this DG was also made responsible for the policy concerning consumer protection. Up until July 1st 2010 the tasks of this DG were part of DG Justice, Freedom and Security i.



Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 714 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
06.12.2023  Amendment of Directive (EU) 2015/637 on the coordination and cooperation measures to facilitate consular protection for unrepresented citizens of the Union in third ...
Directive com(2023)930
06.12.2023  UNDER ARTICLE 25 TFEU On progress towards effective EU citizenship 2020-2023.
Report com(2023)931
04.12.2023  Effective legal protection and access to justice 2023 Annual report on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
Report com(2023)786
29.11.2023  Amendment of Directive (EU) 2015/2302 to make the protection of travellers more effective and to simplify and clarify certain aspects of the Directive.
Directive com(2023)905
14.11.2023  Signing of an Agreement with Armenia on cooperation between the EU Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust) and the competent authorities for judicial ...
Decision com(2023)706


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 276 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
06.02.2023  EU position vis-a-vis the United Kingdom regarding the establishment of a standard form for requests for mutual assistance on law enforcement and legal cooperation.
Decision com(2023)56
28.10.2022  Amendment of Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1696, as regards using videoconference for interviewing candidates.
28.10.2022  Appointment of the members of the selection panel provided for in Article 14(3) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1939.
Decision com(2022)564
03.02.2022  Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2021/953 on a the EU Digital COVID Certificate to facilitate free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regulation com(2022)50
01.12.2021  Collaboration platform to support the functioning of Joint Investigation Teams.
Regulation com(2021)756


Legislation in force

There are at least 86 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
14.10.2022  Amendment of Recommendation (EU) 2022/107 on a coordinated approach to facilitate safe free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recommendation com(2022)681
07.09.2022  Revision of the Barcelona Targets on early childhood education and care.
Recommendation com(2022)442
11.05.2022  Amendment of Directive 2011/83/EU concerning financial services contracts concluded at a distance.
Directive com(2022)204
25.04.2022  Amendment of Regulation 2018/1727, as regards the collection, preservation and analysis of evidence relating to genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes at ...
Regulation com(2022)187
31.05.2021  Amendment of Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/1475 of 13 October 2020 on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recommendation com(2021)294