In the context of EC law, decisions are addressed to individuals and are binding on those to whom they are directed. Decisions which have general application, such as those addressed to member states, may probably be relied on by individuals before national courts if they fulfil the conditions for direct effect. In fact, there are very few decisions of general application.Related links+ decision+ European UnionIndividual legal measure of the European Union (EU) binding in its entirety the person to whom it is addressed. Decisions are adopted either by the European Commission or by the Council of the European Union acting alone or in conjunction with the European Parliament. The most common decisions are those made by the Commission in regulating competition, addressed to and binding the individual companies concerned.Glossary
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