Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Lund University

Reference guide for APA 7th edition - Short version

Short version of the reference guide for APA 7th edition, a guide intended for students at the departments of Biology and Environmental Science at Lund University on how to format references according to the APA style.

EU legislation

EU legislation

The instructions in this section are valid for references to EU legislation. The European Union publishes primary legislation and secondary legislation, such as directives, policies and regulations. If you accessed the legislation online, include the URL of the website from which it was retrieved in the reference.

Template
Legislation type and Number of LegislationTitle of publicationEuropean Union, Name of the EU agency. URL

Examples:

In-text references  

(The reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, Directive 2019/904

(The prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species, Regulation 1143/2014)                               

In the EU directive The reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (Directive 2019/904)... 

According article 13 paragraph 1 in The prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species (Regulation 1143/2014)...

Reference list

Directive 2019/904. The reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environmentEuropean Parliament, Council of the European Union. http://data.europa.eu/eli/dir/2019/904/oj

Regulation 1143/2014The prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien speciesEuropean Parliament, Council of the European Union. http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2014/1143/oj