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directive

noun behest, bidding, charge, command, commandment, declaration, decree, decretal, demand, dictate, direction, edict, enjoinment, fiat, hest, imperative, instruction, mandate, notification, order, ordinance, prescript, prescription, proclamation, requirement, rescript, ukase, writ
See also: causative, decretal, direction, fiat, guidance, mandate, order, procedural, regulation, requirement, rule, subpoena, writ

directive

a legislative Act of the European Union produced by the Council of the European Union and the Commission of the European Union. It directs member states to produce a certain effect within a certain time. This achieves the Community goal while respecting national differences. The member state need not legislate if it can achieve the same result by administrative measures. Failure to comply can result in action before the Court of Justice of the European Union at the instigation of the Commission. Directives are not directly applicable (see DIRECT APPLICABILITY) but they can have DIRECT EFFECT.
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According to EC press release issued today, the Directives amended through Directive 2013/25/EU are: Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications, Directive 77/249/EEC to facilitate the effective exercise by lawyers of freedom to provide services and Directive 74/557 EEC on the attainment of freedom of establishment and freedom to provide services in respect of activities of self-employed persons and of intermediaries engaging in the trade and distribution of toxic products.
It will provide the factual basis for a review of the implementation of those directives as required under Article 4a of Directive 89/665/EEC and Article 12a of Directive 92/13/EEC (as amended by Directive 2007/66/EC) and a wider assessment of the impact of the Directives.
92 for each of the partially transposed Directives.
My Plan, My Life: My Psychiatric Advance Directive, which is sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, includes material and resources developed by the National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advance Directives (www.
Providing information regarding timely and cost-effective compliance with related directives, for example the Low-Voltage Directive and EMC Directive
And any notified body assessments (renewal or delivery) that occur after the March deadline must consider the (new) requirements of the revised directives.
homes to become "zero carbon"; and, the revision of the waste framework directive.
WEEE and RoHS are separate directives with different timelines, but their effect on the selection and use of plastics is intertwined.
As insurers and reinsurers gather in Monte Carlo, Monaco, for Rendez-Vous de Septembre, renewal talks will be affected by a growing awareness of the implications of the European Union's Reinsurance Directive.
Through these workshops, participants will gain a better understanding of what advance directives are and the choices we all have in terms of end-of-life care.
The broad interpretation of the Diocesan Directives, however, places authentic ecumenism in danger and especially denigrates the sacredness of the Eucharist.
Especially in Europe, directives such as RoHS, WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment directive) and ELV (End of Life Vehicles directive) either ban the use of hazardous chemical substances in products, or make it mandatory to eliminate them.

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