Legal acts – statistics

Consult, by year and by month, the number of new Commission proposals for legislative regulations, directives and decisions in a given month as well as those withdrawn and rejected in a given month.

There are separate figures for Commission proposals for basic acts and amending acts (acts amending previously adopted acts*). The figures are based on the date a new proposal was adopted by the Commission. Corrigenda and amended proposals are excluded.

* For bibliographical reasons, an act is classified as an amending act if according to its title it amends one or more acts, even if it also contains autonomous provisions.

** The vast majority of decisions have addressees (a Member State, a group of Member States, one or more companies). According to Article 288 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) a decision which specifies those to whom it is addressed shall be binding only on them.

Commission proposals - By type of act

Commission proposals
for basic acts for amending acts
Commission proposals for regulations
Regulations of the European Parliament and of the Council 23 31
Council regulations 8 14
Total 31 45
Commission proposals for directives
Directives of the European Parliament and of the Council 6 14
Council directives 2 4
Total 8 18
Commission proposals for decisions**
Decisions of the European Parliament and of the Council 2 3
Council decisions 149 3
Total 151 6