§ Alun Michael
Regulations are, in general, directly applicable in the member states, without the need for implementation in national law.
The total number of EC Council Regulations made in areas covered by this Department and its predecessors over each of the last five years is estimated to be:
Number of EC Council Regulations Regulations 1999 42 2000 28 2001 41 2002 42 2003 (up to and including June) 19
It should be noted that many of these are small or technical regulations to amend, implement or indeed repeal existing measures.
Details of all Regulations adopted can be found on the Eur-Lex database available on the European Union's website.