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Latest modifications

July 2014

16.7.2014
Annex A2, emblems: European Aviation Safety Agency

May 2014

2.5.2014
Annex A2, emblems: EMCDDA, ENISA, FRA and GSA; new emblems: ACER, BEREC, EBA, EIOPA, ESMA and eu-LISA

April 2014

9.4.2014
Annex A4, acronyms and abbreviations: ‘AID’ replaced by ‘USAID’
8.4.2014
Section 9.5.3, agencies and organisations: structure

March 2014

31.3.2014
Sections 5.5.3 and 6.4: additions
14.3.2014
Part One: various minor modifications and layout changes
7.3.2014
Section 9.5.3, agencies and organisations: Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (moved from Section 9.5.6)
6.3.2014
Annex A2, emblems: ‘Court of Auditors’ and ‘European Union Satellite Centre’

February 2014

25.2.2014
Sections 5.3 and 5.4: cataloguing data
7.2.2013
Annex A10, regions: update

January 2014

1.1.2014
Sections 9.5.4 and 9.6 and Annex A9, executive agencies: ‘Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI)’ replaced by ‘Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)’, ‘Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC)’ replaced by ‘Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency (Chafea)’ and ‘Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA)’ replaced by ‘Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)’

Section 7.3.2, Annexes A5 and A7, Latvia, currency: ‘lats’ replaced by ‘euro’

October 2013

24.10.2013
Part One: various minor modifications and layout changes
23.10.2013
Section 9.5.6 and Annexes A4 and A9, other organisations: Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (more…)
3.10.2013
Sections 5.3.2 and 5.11: copyright

August 2013

1.8.2013
Section 9.5.3 and Annexes A4 and A9, agencies and organisations: eu-LISA (European Agency for the Οperational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice) (more…)

July 2013

25.7.2013
Annex A5, Somalia, full name: ‘Somali Republic’ replaced by ‘Federal Republic of Somalia’; note (deleted)
16.7.2013
Section 9.5.3 and Annexes A4 and A9, agencies and organisations: ‘European Network and Information Security Agency’ replaced by ‘European Union Agency for Network and Information Security’ (more…)
12.7.2013
Section 5.9(c): references to cases before the Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal (modification)
1.7.2013
Sections 7.1, 7.2, 7.3.2, 9.1.4 and 9.1.5; Annexes A7 and A8: Croatia (Member State)

Sections 3.2 and 3.2.2: New method of reference to other acts

June 2013

19.6.2013
Section 9.5.3 and Annexes A4 and A9, agencies and organisations: European Securities and Markets Authority (more…)
13.6.2013
Section 9.5.3 and Annexes A4 and A9, agencies and organisations: European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (more…)
7.6.2013
Section 9.5.3 and Annexes A4 and A9, agencies and organisations: European Banking Authority (more…)
4.6.2013
Annex A5, Jordan, currency subunit: ‘100 qirsh, 1 000 fils (inv.)’ replaced by ‘100 qirsh, [1 000 fils] (inv.)’

May 2013

27.5.2013
Section 5.1.1(c): notice relating to EU Bookshop (modification)
Section 5.3.1(a): verso of the title page (modification)
24.5.2013
Section 9.5.3 and Annex A9, agencies and organisations: European Agency for the Οperational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (more…)
21.5.2013
Annex A5, Sri Lanka, capital: ‘Colombo’ replaced by ‘Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte’

April 2013

30.4.2013
Section 9.5.3 and Annexes A4 and A9, agencies and organisations: ACER and GSA (more…)
25.4.2013
Annexes A5, A6 and A7: ‘Burma/Myanmar’ replaced by ‘Myanmar/Burma’
18.4.2013
Annexes A5 and A7, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, currency: ‘Saint Helena pound’ replaced by ‘Saint Helena pound (Saint Helena and Ascension); pound sterling (Ascension and Tristan da Cunha)’
15.4.2013
Annexes A5 and A7, Indonesia, currency: ‘Indonesian rupiah’ replaced by ‘rupiah’
12.4.2013
Annex A1, European emblem: use by third parties (modification)

March 2013

12.3.2013
Annexes A5, A6 and A7, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, short name: ‘Saint Helena’ replaced by ‘Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha’; citizen/inhabitant and adjective: ‘Saint Helenian’ replaced by ‘of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha’

February 2013

14.2.2013
Annex C: documents (modification)

January 2013

1.1.2013
Annexes A5 and A7, Zambia, currency: ‘ZMK’ replaced by ‘ZMW’

December 2012

3.12.2012
Point 9.5.3 and Annexes A4 and A9, European Asylum Support Office: EASO unique abbreviation for all linguistic versions

Annex A2, emblems: EASO (added)

November 2012

5.11.2012
Annex A2, emblems: European External Action Service (added)

October 2012

17.10.2012
Section 9.5.2 and Annexes A2, A4 and A9: ‘European Administrative School’ (EAS) replaced by ‘European School of Administration’ (EUSA)
15.10.2012
Section 9.6, names of the directorates-general of the Commission: modification of the short names with ‘DG’ (the abbreviation is now placed in front of the name): e.g. Communication DG becomes DG Communication
1.10.2012
Section 9.6, names of the directorates-general of the Commission: Regional Policy DG becomes Regional and Urban Policy DG
(… in 23 languages)

September 2012

19.9.2012
Annex A10, regions: new annex
1.9.2012
Annexes A5 and A7, Venezuela, currency: ‘bolívar fuerte’ replaced by ‘bolívar’

July 2012

23.7.2012
Annex A2, emblems: European Chemicals Agency (modification)
1.7.2012
Section 9.6, names of the directorates-general of the Commission: Information Society and Media DG (INFSO) becomes Communications Networks, Content and Technology DG (CNECT)
(… in 23 languages)

June 2012

5.6.2012
Annexes A5, A6 and A7, Timor-Leste, names: ‘East Timor’ replaced by ‘Timor-Leste’, ‘Democratic Republic of East Timor’ replaced by ‘Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste’

April 2012

18.4.2012
Annex A5, Ukraine, capital: ‘Kiev’ replaced by ‘Kyiv’

March 2012

27.3.2012
Annex A2, emblems: Frontex (modification)
23.3.2012
Section 3.1, references to the Official Journal, long form (modification of the example under (b))
12.3.2012
Annex A6, WS: ‘Western Samoa’ replaced by ‘Samoa’
1.3.2012
Serbia (candidate country)

Annex A1, European emblem: contact/Commission (modification)

Annex A2, emblems: European Defence Agency (modification); executive agencies (modification)

February 2012

21.2.2012
Annex A5, Burma/Myanmar, capital: ‘Yangon’ replaced by ‘Naypyidaw’
7.2.2012
Annex A5, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, capital: ‘Bantam’ replaced by ‘West Island’

January 2012

30.1.2012
Annex A2, emblems: Commission (modification)
27.1.2012
Annex C: documents (modification)
24.1.2012
Annexes A5, A6 and A7, The Gambia, names: ‘Gambia’ replaced by ‘The Gambia’, ‘Republic of the Gambia’ replaced by ‘Republic of The Gambia’
17.1.2012
Annex A2, Emblems: European Administrative School (modification)
16.1.2012
Annex C: documents (modification)
1.1.2012
Section 7.1.1 and Annex A5, Hungary, full name: ‘Republic of Hungary’ replaced by ‘Hungary’

Section 9.5.3 and Annexes A2, A4 and A9: ‘Community Fisheries Control Agency’ (CFCA) replaced by ‘European Fisheries Control Agency’ (EFCA)

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