EU secondary legislation is made by the EU institutions and include unilateral secondary law and conventions and agreements.
Unilateral acts can be divided into two categories:
- those listed in Article 288 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU: regulations i , directives i , decisions i , opinions i and recommendations i ;
- those not listed in Article 288 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, i.e. "atypical" acts such as communications and recommendations, and white i and green papers i .
Convention and Agreements group together:
- international agreements, signed by the EU and a country or outside organisation;
- agreements between Member States; and
- interinstitutional agreements, i.e. agreements between the EU institutions.