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 744 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
24.01.2024  EU position in the Committee of the Parties of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, on amendments ...
Decision com(2024)38
 
24.01.2024  EU position in the Committee of the Parties of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, on amendments ...
Decision com(2024)37
 
15.01.2024  First review of the functioning of the adequacy decisions adopted pursuant to Article 25(6) of Directive 95/46/EC.
Report com(2024)7
 
12.12.2023  Harmonised requirements in the internal market on transparency of interest representation carried out on behalf of third countries.
Directive com(2023)637
 
12.12.2023  Amendment of Regulations (EU) No 1024/2012 and (EU) 2018/1724 as regards certain requirements laid down by Directive (EU) XXXX/XXXX.
Regulation com(2023)636
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 281 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
14.11.2023  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
 
30.06.2023  Signing of the UN Convention on the International Effects of Judicial Sales of Ships, adopted by the UN General Assembly in New York on 7 December 2022.
Decision com(2023)343
 
08.02.2023  Authorisation addressed to France to negotiate a bilateral agreement with Algeria on matters related to judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters.
Decision com(2023)65
 
08.02.2023  Authorisation addressed to France to negotiate a bilateral agreement with Algeria on matters related to judicial cooperation concerning family law matters.
Decision com(2023)64
 
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
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 55 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
 
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
 
30.03.2022  Amending directives 2005/29/EC, 2011/83/EU as regards empowering consumers for the green transition through better protection against unfair practices and better ...
Directive com(2022)143
 
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