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Table 1 Outline of the EU documents included in the analysis

From: Social diversity and access to healthcare in Europe: how does European Union’s legislation prevent from discrimination in healthcare?

LEGISLATION SOURCE LEGAL VALIDITY
Primary legislation
 The Treaty on European Union Official Journal of the European Union C236. 26.10.2012 [41] binding
 The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union Official Journal of the European Union C236. 26.10.2012 [42] binding
 Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union Official Journal of the European Communities C364. 18.12.2000 [43] binding
Secondary legislation
 Council Directive 2000/43/EC of 29 June 2000 implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin Official Journal of the European Union L180. 19.7.2000 [44] binding
 Council Directive 2004/113/EC of 13 December 2004 implementing the principle of equal treatment between men and women in the access to and supply of goods and services Official Journal of the European Union L373. 21.12.2004 [45] binding
 Directive 2011/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare Official Journal of the European Union L88. 4.4.2011 [46] binding
 Council Conclusions on Common values and principles in European Union Health Systems Official Journal of European Union C146. 22.6.2006 [47] non-bindng
 White Paper Together for Health: A Strategic Approach for the EU 2008–2013 COM(2007) 630 final. 23.10.2007 [48] non-binding
 Decision No 1786/2002/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 September 2002 adopting a programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003–2008) Official Journal of the European Communities L271. 9.10.2002 [49] binding
 Decision No 1350/2007/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 establishing a second programme of Community action in the field of health (2008–13) Official Journal of the European Union L301. 20.11.2007 [50] binding
 Regulation (EU) No 282/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 on the establishment of a third Programme for the Union’s action in the field of health (2014–2020) and repealing Decision No 1350/2007/EC Official Journal of the European Union L86. 21.3.2014 [51] binding
 Council Recommendation of 9 December 2013 on effective Roma integration measures in the Member States Official Journal of the European Union C378. 24.12.2013 [52] non-binding
Preparatory acts
 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Renewed social agenda: Opportunities, access and solidarity in twenty-first century Europe COM(2008) 412 final. 2.7.2008 [53] non-binding
 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Solidarity in Health: Reducing Health Inequalities in the EU COM(2009) 567 final. 20.10.2009 [54] non-binding
 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: An EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020 COM(2011) 173 final. 5.4.2011 [55] non-binding