The European Union, considering the threat posed by invasive alien species to the European biodiversity, including the impact on native species and the functioning of ecosystems, and the adverse impact on human health and the economy, has adopted the Regulation 1143/2014, in force since the 1st of January 2015. The overall aim of the Regulation is to prevent, minimize and mitigate the adverse impact on biodiversity due to the introduction, whether intentional or unintentional, of invasive alien species, in particular for Invasive Alien Species of Union concern.
The Regulation foresees three types of interventions; prevention, early detection and rapid eradication, and management. The list of invasive alien species of Union concern has been drawn up and managed with the Member States using risk assessments and scientific evidence.
The Regulation is available here: Regulation (EU) No 1143/2014