Within the EU, the general rule applies that electrical control gear is only allowed to retail on the market if the basic requirements of the applicable European directives (adopted as national laws) have been met. Control gear used for lighting applications is subject to the EC Low-voltage Directive, the EMC Directive and the ErP Directive (and possibly further directives). As a result, safety, EMC, EMF, eco-design, etc., requirements must be satisfied by products and documentation must be ensured.
With regard to technology, legal regulations refer to the "state of the art", which itself is mainly defined via applicable standards. These standards are also listed in the EU's Official Journal.
For LED drivers, these are primarily: