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Document 12002E249

Treaty establishing the European Community (Nice consolidated version)
Part Five: Institutions of the Community
Title I: Provisions governing the institutions
Chapter 2: Provisions common to several institutions
Article 249
Article 189 - EC Treaty (Maastricht consolidated version)
Article 189 - EEC Treaty

OJ C 325, 24.12.2002, p. 132–132 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/treaty/tec_2002/art_249/oj

12002E249

Treaty establishing the European Community (Nice consolidated version) - Part Five: Institutions of the Community - Title I: Provisions governing the institutions - Chapter 2: Provisions common to several institutions - Article 249 - Article 189 - EC Treaty (Maastricht consolidated version) - Article 189 - EEC Treaty

Official Journal C 325 , 24/12/2002 P. 0132 - 0132
Official Journal C 340 , 10/11/1997 P. 0278 - Consolidated version
Official Journal C 224 , 31/08/1992 P. 0065 - Consolidated version
(EEC Treaty - no official publication available)


Treaty establishing the European Community (Nice consolidated version)

Part Five: Institutions of the Community

Title I: Provisions governing the institutions

Chapter 2: Provisions common to several institutions

Article 249

Article 189 - EC Treaty (Maastricht consolidated version)

Article 189 - EEC Treaty

Article 249

In order to carry out their task and in accordance with the provisions of this Treaty, the European Parliament acting jointly with the Council, the Council and the Commission shall make regulations and issue directives, take decisions, make recommendations or deliver 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 upon those to whom it is addressed.

Recommendations and opinions shall have no binding force.

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