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Friday, April 3, 2020

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 609 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
13.03.2020  Implementation of Directive 2014/57/EU on criminal sanctions for market abuse (market abuse directive).
Report com(2020)99
05.03.2020  Union of Equality: Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025.
Communication com(2020)152
05.03.2020  Implementation of the EU Action Plan 2017-2019 on tackling the gender pay gap.
Report com(2020)101
19.02.2020  Report on the safety and liability implications of Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and robotics.
Report com(2020)64
07.11.2019  Mid-term evaluation of the Consumer Programme 2014-2020.
Report com(2019)490


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 263 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
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
06.07.2018  Authorisation of seven member states to accept the accession of the Dominican Republic to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
Decision com(2018)526
06.07.2018  Authorisation of Austria, Luxembourg and Romania to accept the accession of Belarus and Uzbekistan to the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child ...
Decision com(2018)530


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