The EC Regulation No 733/2002 of 22 April 2002 on the implementation of the .eu Top Level Domain determines who will be allowed to apply for a .eu domain name.
The following categories of companies, organisations and individuals will be able to register a .eu domain:
- undertakings having their registered office, central administration or principal place of business within the European Community;
- organisations established within the European Community without prejudice to the application of national law;
- natural persons resident within the European Community.
The full text of the EC Regulation 733/2002 can be found here.