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 635 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
04.03.2021  Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL to strengthen the application of the principle of equal pay for equal work or work of equal value ...
26.02.2021  Application of Directive 2015/2302 on package travel and linked travel arrangements.
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
20.01.2021  Amendment of Council Framework Decision 2002/465/JHA, as regards its alignment with EU rules on the protection of personal data.
Directive com(2021)20


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 268 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
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.
31.07.2018  Appointment of the members of the panel provided for in Article 14(3) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1939.
Regulation com(2018)563
06.07.2018  Authorisation of Austria to accept the accession of Ecuador and Ukraine to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
Decision com(2018)527


Legislation in force

There are at least 77 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
07.03.2017  UNWTO Convention on the protection of tourists and the rights and obligations of tourism service providers.
Decision com(2017)60
13.04.2015  Position of the Council on the adoption of a Regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 on insolvency proceedings.
Communication com(2015)173
26.06.2013  Effective Roma integration measures in the Member States.
Recommendation com(2013)460
21.05.2010  European Investigation Order in criminal matters.
Directive jai(2010)3
18.03.2010  Rights to interpretation and to translation in criminal proceedings.
Directive jai(2010)1