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Directive 2008 56 EC on MSFDAlso 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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Directive 2013 53 EC on RCDWhat 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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Directive 2011/83/EU on consumer rights

Directive 2011 83 EC on consumer rightsWhat 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.
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Directive 2000 60 EC on waterAlso known as EU Water Directive

What is the aim of the directive?

  • It sets out rules to halt deterioration in the status of EU water bodies and achieve ‘good status’ for Europe's rivers, lakes and groundwater by 2015.
  • Specifically, this includes: protecting all forms of water; restoring the ecosystems in and around these bodies of water; reducing pollution in water bodies; guaranteeing sustainable water usage by individuals and businesses.
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Directive 2000 59 EC on port waste facilitiesWhat does the directive do?

  • It enhances the availability and use of port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues.
  • It also sets out a regime of enforcement, including a system for inspections and for the exchange of information.


The directive is currently under the process of being revised.

Read the current proposal for a Directive on port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships, COM/2018/033 final


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