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.

 

1.

Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 670 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
20.01.2022  Racial justice, non-discrimination and anti-racism in the EU.
ini(2022)2005
 
01.12.2021  Amendment of Council Decision 2005/671/JHA, as regards its alignment with Union rules on the protection of personal data.
Directive com(2021)767
 
01.12.2021  Collaboration platform to support the functioning of Joint Investigation Teams.
Regulation com(2021)756
 
01.12.2021  Amendment of Regulation 2018/1727 Council Decision 2005/671/JHA, as regards the digital information exchange in terrorism cases.
Regulation com(2021)757
 
01.12.2021  Digitalisation of judicial cooperation and access to justice in cross-border civil, commercial and criminal matters.
Regulation com(2021)759
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 269 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
11.05.2021  Replacement of Annexes A and B to Regulation (EU) 2015/848 on insolvency proceedings.
Regulation com(2021)231
 
17.03.2021  Framework for issuance, verification and acceptance of certificates on vaccination, testing & recovery to facilitate free movement during COVID-19 (Digital Green ...
Regulation com(2021)130
 
26.06.2020  Amendment of Council Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1696 on the operating rules of the selection panel provided for in Article 14(3) of Council Regulation (EU) ...
Regulation com(2020)279
 
29.04.2020  Temporary measures concerning the general meetings of European companies (SE) and of European Cooperative Societies (SCE).
Regulation com(2020)183
 
14.10.2019  Mechanism for compensating the Member State whose national member is elected President of Eurojust.
com(2019)471
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 84 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
06.07.2021  Authorisation of the Member States to accept the accession of Jamaica to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
Decision com(2021)363
 
06.07.2021  Authorisation of the Member States of the EU to accept the accession of Bolivia to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
Decision com(2021)369
 
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
 
25.01.2021  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)38
 
20.01.2021  Amendment of Directive 2014/41/EU, as regards its alignment with EU rules on the protection of personal data.
Directive com(2021)21