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Details... Dear Reader of "Essential EU Law in Charts, 3rd edition, 2014". Please take note of the following updates and corrigenda:

Update | p. 288

Page: 288 Chart Number: 11/7 Chart Title: Degree or type of harmonisation

The box in the 3rd row on the right hand side must read:

Two or more common solutions from which the Member States may choose.

E.g. Art. 9(1) of Directive 2014/40 concerning general health warnings on cigarette packages: either “Smoking kills – quit now” or “Smoking kills“.


The box in the 5th row on the right hand side must read:

Common minimum rules beyond which the Member States may go; e.g.:

  • Art. 9(3) of Directive 2014/40: both the general health warning and the information message on cigarette packages: not less than 50% of the corresponding surface of the cigarette package to be covered; compare Gallaher (1993), in relation to an earlier directive;
  • Art. 6 of Directive 2003/88 on working time: at the most 48 hours of working time per week (health protection);
  • Art. 8(1) of Directive 92/85 on pregnancy and maternity: a continuous period of maternity leave of at least 14 weeks;
  • The whole of certain directives, e.g. Art. 7 of Directive 2004/113: Member States may introduce or maintain provisions which are more favourable to the protection of the principle of equal treatment between men and women than those laid down in this Directive.
Published: 2 September 2017