In Community law, a Regulation is an instrument of general scope that is binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States. Regulations can be adopted under the EC Treaty by the European Parliament and the Council or by the Council or by the Commission. Regulations are often used in the field of judicial cooperation in civil matters. They are directly applicable, so they require no transposal into the Member States’ domestic law and directly confer rights or impose obligations.« Back to Glossary Index
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