This is the direct link to EU-directives 2002/95/EC. There you can download the official text for the so called "RoHS" and "WEEE" directives.
The WebPages of the "ZVEI-Working Group" gives information about how to solder lead(Pb)-free. Infineon is member of ZVEI working groups.
The UK National Physical Laboratory (npl) informs on lead(Pd)-free with a scientific point of view. Issues are metallurgical and physical analysis. Reports can be downloaded.
The US-American WebPages of IPC. The US-American electronic industry informs on their prospective regarding the European law initiate. The INFINEON press release has been filed here on 12th July 2001.
The WebPages of the 'high density package (hdp) user group' informs under 'projects' and 'environment' about their activities. It is the point of view of the US-American 'packaging industry'.
The "National Institute of Standardisation and Technology" is part of the US-American Economy ministry. You will find lot of information related to lead(Pb)-free issued by universities.
The 'Fraunhofer Institute' has within it's infopool several interesting information regarding the 'Arbeitskreis bleifrei'.
At this site (managed by ZVEI) you can find the up-to-date version of the RoHS and WEEE, as well as previous documents dealing with WEEE and RoHS. Each document is available in a german and english version. You can find the site at "Elektro- und Elektronikkaltgeräte" --> "Arbeitspapiere und Beschlüsse der EU". Further you can find additional information, basics, frequently asked questions, and position of industry (all only in german available).