Legal Texts

The Legislation section of the EEL Website offers you the key legislation at the European level, but also at the international and the national level.

´EU & EC Treaties´: the present versions of the EU and EC Treaties in which the legal basis for environmental action by the European Union and the European Community is laid down; plus earlier versions of these Treaties (notably Maastricht and Amsterdam).

´Secondary Legislation´: classified by policy area, the most important European environmental regulations, directives and decisions.

‘EU Constitution’: the text of and information on the European Convention and its implications for the environment.

´International Treaties´: ordered by signature date, a selection of the main international environmental treaties relevant to the EC.

´National Legislation´: the main environmental legislation of several countries.