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Benefits of the law

EU laws are there for your benefit. They make sure that anything you buy or sell in Europe is manufactured to the same standards, and they give you the right to know what is going into your environment. In this section you can find out how EU laws are made and how they work, more about the advantages of sharing legislation at EU level, your rights when it comes to finding information about the environment, and why it's so important to assess the impacts of infrastructure before it's actually built.