Treaties are binding agreements between EU member countries. They set out EU objectives, rules for EU institutions, how decisions are made and the relationship between the EU and its member countries. Click here for more information.
The aims of the EU described in the EU treaties are achieved by several types of legal act, the main ones being regulations, directives and decisions. Click here for more information.
International agreements are used to help the EU achieve its policy objectives. The EU negotiates and concludes international agreements both with non-EU countries and with international organisations, such as the WTO or the UN. Click here for more information.
Case law from the Court of Justice of the European Union consists of judgments and orders, opinions and views of Advocates General as well as opinions of the Court on draft agreements between the EU and non-EU countries or international organisations. Click here for more information.