Legislation and Directives

Legislation and Directives (6)

Also known as Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD)

What is the aim of the directive?

  • It establishes a common approach and objectives for the prevention, protection and conservation of the marine environment against damaging human activities
  • It requires EU countries to develop strategies to achieve ‘good environmental status’ by 2020
  • It emphasises the need for EU countries to cooperate with their neighbours in the marine regions
  • It recognises the importance of spatial protection measures for the marine environment



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Communication published in February 2014

Following the Commission's 2010 Communication announcing a strategy for sustainable coastaland maritime tourism, this Communication from 2014 proposes joint responses to the
multiple challenges, with a view to capitalise on Europe's strengths and enabling it to substantially contribute to the Europe 2020 objectives for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

Last modified on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:54

What does the directive do?

  • It updates legislation covering the design and manufacture of motor and sailing craft.
  • It seeks to ensure that, by complying with the same standards, there is fair competition for these products in the EU market.
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Tuesday, 03 April 2018 13:36

Directive 2011/83/EU on consumer rights

What is the aim of this directive?

  • It seeks to increase consumer protection by harmonising several key aspects of national legislation on contracts between customers and sellers.
  • It encourages trade between EU countries, particularly for consumers buying online.
Last modified on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 11:52