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Document 12016E288

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Consolidated version of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
PART SIX - INSTITUTIONAL AND FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
TITLE I - INSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 2 - LEGAL ACTS OF THE UNION, ADOPTION PROCEDURES AND OTHER PROVISIONS
SECTION 1 - THE LEGAL ACTS OF THE UNION
Article 288 (ex Article 249 TEC)
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7.6.2016   

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Official Journal of the European Union

C 202/171


Article 288

(ex Article 249 TEC)

To exercise the Union's competences, the institutions shall adopt regulations, directives, decisions, recommendations and opinions.

A regulation shall have general application. It shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

A directive shall be binding, as to the result to be achieved, upon each Member State to which it is addressed, but shall leave to the national authorities the choice of form and methods.

A decision shall be binding in its entirety. A decision which specifies those to whom it is addressed shall be binding only on them.

Recommendations and opinions shall have no binding force.


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