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2017

8.12.2017
Section 5.1.1(c): cover (publicity notice) (modification)
20.11.2017
Section 9.5.1 and Annex A9, institutions and bodies: European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) (added)
24.10.2017
Section 9.5.2 and Annex A9, interinstitutional services: CERT-EU (added)
6.10.2017
Sections 7.1.1 (countries) and 7.2.1 (languages), Serbia: latin transliteration (modification)
22.9.2017
Annex A5, Slovakia, adjective (update)
25.7.2017
Annexes A5 and A7, currencies, Azerbaijan: ‘Azerbaijani manat’ replaced by ‘Azerbaijan manat’
13.7.2017
Annex A2, emblems: European Maritime Safety Agency
30.6.2017
Section 9.5.3, decentralised organisations (agencies): ACER (amending act in preparation)
12.5.2017
Sections 4.4 (identifiers), 5.1.1 (cover) and 5.3 (verso of the title page): new instructions on how to place identifiers and publisher’s information (partly revised)
1.5.2017
Section 9.5.3 and Annexes A2, A4 and A9, decentralised organisations (agencies), Europol: ‘European Police Office’ replaced by ‘European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation’
15.2.2017
Section 9.5.1 and Annexes A2, A4 and A9 (institutions and bodies):
the denomination ‘Committee of the Regions of the European Union’ must be replaced by ‘European Committee of the Regions’, which is now the name generally used (see list in 24 languages); in purely legal texts and in the Official Journal, L series, use ‘Committee of the Regions’. Acronym in use not to be changed (as requested by the Committee).
14.2.2017
Annexes A3 and A4: ‘CIF’ instead of ‘cif’, ‘FOB’ instead of ‘fob’ (Incoterms 2010)
27.1.2017
Section 5.9.3, references to cases before the Court of Justice and the General Court (publications of the Court of Justice): modification
1.1.2017
Section 9.6, names of the directorates-general of the Commission: ‘Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture’ instead of ‘Directorate-General for Education and Culture’ (… in 24 languages)

Annexes A5 and A7, currencies: Belarus (BYR, withdrawn)

2016

21.12.2016
Section 2.5, signatures: modification (Commission)
8.12.2016
Sections 9.1.1, 9.1.4 and 9.1.5, addresses: modifications (Ireland, Eircode)
21.11.2016
Section 9.6, names of the directorates-general of the Commission: ‘Directorate-General for Environment’ instead of ‘Directorate-General for the Environment’, ‘Directorate-General for Budget’ instead of ‘Directorate-General for the Budget’
3.11.2016
Annex A10, regions (Spain): ‘Castile and Leon’ instead of ‘Castile-Leon’
11.10.2016
Sections 3.2 and 3.2.2: references to an act (updated)
6.10.2016
Section 9.5.3 and Annexes A2, A4 and A9, decentralised organisations (agencies), Frontex: ‘European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union’ replaced by ‘European Border and Coast Guard Agency’
23.9.2016
Section 9.6, names of the directorates-general of the Commission: new service (Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 TEU)
(… in 24 languages)
1.9.2016
Sections 5.9.3 and 9.5.1 and Annex A9, Court of Justice: dissolution of the Civil Service Tribunal

Section 10.3.1(a), English spelling: ‘Concise Oxford English dictionary’ replaced by ‘Oxford Dictionaries website’
6.7.2016
Annex A2, emblems: European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1.7.2016
Section 9.5.3 and Annexes A2, A4 and A9, decentralised organisations (agencies): ‘European Police College’ replaced by ‘European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training’

Section 9.6, names of the directorates-general of the Commission: DG Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) becomes DG European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)
(… in 24 languages)

Annexes A5 and A7, currencies: Belarus (BYN, new)
22.6.2016
Section 9.5.3 and Annex A9, decentralised organisations (agencies): Europol (updated)
15.6.2016
Section 9.5.3 and Annexes A2 and A9, decentralised organisations (agencies): ‘European Railway Agency’ replaced by ‘European Union Agency for Railways’
3.6.2016
Annex A5, Cambodia, currency subunit (updated)
19.5.2016
Section 4.2.3, typing conventions: apostrophes (new)
13.5.2016
Annex A2, emblems: Single Resolution Board
20.4.2016
Annex A5, Falkland Islands, currency subunit: ‘new penny’ replaced by ‘penny’
23.3.2016
Section 9.5.3 and Annexes A2, A4 and A9, decentralised organisations (agencies): ‘Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM)’ replaced by ‘European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)’
21.3.2016
Annex A4, acronyms and abbreviations, EPO (1): ‘European Patents Office’ replaced by ‘European Patent Office’
16.3.2016
Annexes A5, A6 and A7, Faroes, short name: ‘Faeroe Islands’ replaced by ‘Faroes’, full name: ‘Faeroe Islands’ replaced by ‘Faroe Islands’, citizen and adjective: ‘Faeroese’ replaced by ‘Faroese’
8.3.2016
Sections 9.1.1, 9.1.4 and 9.1.5, addresses: modifications (Spain, Luxembourg, Netherlands)
25.2.2016
Annexes A5 and A7, Peru, currency: ‘new sol’ replaced by ‘sol’
23.2.2016
Section 7.1.1 and Annex A5, Iceland, full name: ‘Republic of Iceland’ becomes ‘Iceland’
19.2.2016
Section 9.5.3, decentralised organisations (agencies): ‘Adopted modifications’ + ‘Under preparation’ (new)
16.2.2016
Annex A5, American Samoa, capital (note)
15.2.2016
Sections 1.2.2 and 1.2.3: numbering of acts (updated)

2015

6.11.2015
Annex A2, emblems: Eurostat
21.10.2015
Section 9.5.6 and Annex A9: Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (new)
14.9.2015
Annex A2, emblems: European Data Protection Supervisor
31.7.2015
Annex A5, Mongolia, capital: ‘Ulan Bator’ replaced by ‘Ulaanbaatar’
16.6.2015
Sections 4.4.1 and 5.1.1: ISBN and barcode (modification)
10.6.2015
Annex A5, Nepal, full name: ‘Nepal’ becomes ‘Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal’
12.5.2015
Section 9.5.6 and Annex A9: Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (new) + Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (new)
30.4.2015
Annex A2, emblems: Office of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications
22.4.2015
Part Four, Publications in English: revised version
details (including a summary of the main changes)
complete PDF of Part Four (for downloading and printing)

Annex A2, emblems: European Parliament
15.4.2015
Section 9.5.3 and Annex A9, Office of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (modification)
8.4.2015
Section 9.5.3, Annexes A4 and A9, European Union Satellite Centre: ‘EUSC’ replaced by ‘Satcen’
13.3.2015
Section 9.5.6 and Annex A9: ECSEL Joint Undertaking (new)
5.2.2015
Section 5.1.1(c): notice relating to EU Bookshop (modification)
20.1.2015
Sections 9.5.4, 9.6 and Annex A9, executive agencies: ‘Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency’ replaced by ‘Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency’ (17.12.2014)
16.1.2015
Sections 9.5.3, 9.6 and Annex A9, decentralised organisations (agencies): Single Resolution Board (1.1.2015)
1.1.2015
Section 1.2.2 and Summary tables, numbering of acts (new method)

Section 7.3.2, Annexes A5 and A7, Lithuania, currency: ‘litas’ replaced by ‘euro’

Section 9.6, Commission directorates-general and services (updated)

2014

30.11.2014
Section 9.6 and Annex A4, European Political Strategy Centre (1.11.2014)
12.11.2014
Section 9.5.3 and Annex A9, European Police College, seat: replace «Bramshill» with «Budapest»
20.10.2014
Section 9.3 ‘Abbreviations/symbols’ replaced by ‘Introductory expressions’; text (modification)
6.10.2014
Annex A5:
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, adjective: ‘—’ replaced by ‘of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands’;
United States Minor Outlying Islands, adjective: ‘—’ replaced by of the United States Minor Outlying Islands’
24.9.2014
Annex A5, Taiwan, full name: ‘Republic of China, Taiwan’ replaced by ‘Taiwan’; note (modification)
4.9.2014
Annex A2, emblems: European Council and Council of the European Union
16.7.2014
Annex A2, emblems: European Aviation Safety Agency
27.6.2014
Albania (new candidate country)
2.5.2014
Annex A2, emblems: EMCDDA, ENISA, FRA and GSA; new emblems: ACER, BEREC, EBA, EIOPA, ESMA and eu-LISA
9.4.2014
Annex A4, acronyms and abbreviations: ‘AID’ replaced by ‘USAID’
8.4.2014
Section 9.5.3, agencies and organisations: structure
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’
25.2.2014
Sections 5.3 and 5.4: cataloguing data
7.2.2013
Annex A10, regions: update
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’

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
1.8.2013
Section 9.5.3 and Annexes A4 and A9, agencies and organisations: eu-LISA (European Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice) (more …)
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
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.)’
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 Operational 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’
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)
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’
14.2.2013
Annex C: documents (modification)
1.1.2013
Annexes A5 and A7, Zambia, currency: ‘ZMK’ replaced by ‘ZMW’

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)
5.11.2012
Annex A2, emblems: European External Action Service (added)
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)
19.9.2012
Annex A10, regions: new annex
1.9.2012
Annexes A5 and A7, Venezuela, currency: ‘bolívar fuerte’ replaced by ‘bolívar’
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)
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’
18.4.2012
Annex A5, Ukraine, capital: ‘Kiev’ replaced by ‘Kyiv’
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)
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’
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)

2011

9.12.2011
Croatia (acceding state)
8.12.2011
Annex A2, emblems: European Union Institute for Security Studies (modification)
27.10.2011
Annex A5, São Tomé and Príncipe, currency subunit: ‘centavo’ replaced by ‘cêntimo’
17.10.2011
Annex A2, emblems: EACEA, EACI, EAHC (added)
22.9.2011
Annex A5, Libya, full name: ‘Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya’ replaced by ‘Libya’
16.9.2011
Section 9.1.5, UPU website (address, modification)
7.9.2011
Annex A5, Colombia, capital: ‘Santa Fe de Bogotá’ replaced by ‘Bogotá’
9.8.2011
Annexes A5, A6 and A7, Northern Mariana Islands, short name: ‘Northern Marianas’ replaced by ‘Northern Mariana Islands’
5.8.2011
Annexes A5, A6 and A7: South Sudan (new)
22.6.2011
Section 3.3, paragraphs 2 and 3 (numbering, update)
21.5.2011
Annex A5, Burma/Myanmar, names: ‘Myanmar/Burma’ replaced by ‘Burma/Myanmar’, ‘Union of Myanmar/Union of Burma’ replaced by ‘Burma/Myanmar’ (+ note); Democratic Republic of the Congo, name of citizenship + adjective (modification)
23.5.2013
Annex A2, emblems: EPSO (modification)
18.5.2011
Annex A5, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, administrative centre and adjective
12.5.2011
Annex A5, Mayotte, full name: ‘Departmental Collectivity of Mayotte’ replaced by ‘Mayotte’ (Mayotte became an overseas department and region (DOM-ROM) on 31.3.2011)
16.4.2011
Section 9.6, directorates-general of the Commission: FPI (modification)
8.4.2011
Section 9.6, directorates-general of the Commission: DEVCO (modification)
3.2011
New printed version (this text becomes the base version).
28.2.2011
Part One, Official Journal: revised version

Annexes A5, A6 and A7, countries and currencies: revised version
24.2.2011
Sections 7.1.1, countries; 7.2.1, languages; and 7.3.2, currencies; Annex A7 and summary document ‘EU-27 and candidate countries’: new candidate country, 17.12.2010 (Montenegro)
8.2.2011
Section 9.5, Annexes A2, A4 and A9: ‘European GNSS Supervisory Authority’ replaced by ‘European GNSS Agency’
7.2.2011
Section 9.6, directorates-general of the Commission: RTD (modification), FPIS, DEVCO (added), RELEX, DEV, AIDCO (suppressed)
19.1.2011
Section 9.5.3 and Annex A9: EIGE (European Institute for Gender Equality) – unique abbreviation for all linguistic versions
12.1.2011
new Annex A8, Language codes (European Union)
10.1.2011
Annex A8, ‘Institutions, bodies, interinstitutional services and organisations: multilingual list’, becomes Annex A9
6.1.2011
Section 9.6, directorates-general of the Commission: modification (EMPL)
5.1.2011
Annexes A5, A6 and A7, Netherlands Antilles: dissolved; Curaçao and Sint Maarten become autonomous entities of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (10.10.2010).
1.1.2011
Section 7.3.2, Annexes A5 and A7, currencies: Estonia (euro)

2010

17.12.2010
Annex A2, new emblem (EIGE)
13.12.2010
Section 7.1.1, Cyprus, short name, source language (Κύπρος)
3.11.2010
Section 9.5, European External Action Service (added)
7.10.2010
Annexes А4 and A8, European External Action Service (added)
27.9.2010
Annexes A5 and A7, Nicaragua, currency: ‘córdoba’ replaced by ‘córdoba oro’
13.9.2010
Annex A5, Tuvalu, capital: ‘Fongafale’ replaced by ‘Funafuti’
10.9.2010
Section 9.5.3, Annexes A2, A4 and A8: Frontex, full name ‘European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union’ (update)
11.8.2010
Annex A5, Northern Marianas, capital: ‘Garapan’ replaced by ‘Saipan’
4.8.2010
Annex A4: COST (new name)
16.7.2010
Section 9.5.6 and Annex A8: European Asylum Support Office
1.7.2010
Section 9.6, names of the directorates-general of the Commission: modifications (JLS replaced by HOME + JUST; DEV; ECHO)
19.4.2010
Sections 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3: update (new version, 2010) – Chapter 5 updated
9.4.2010
Sections 5.4, 5.8, 5.9 and 5.10: update (new version, 2010)
29.3.2010
Sections 5.5, 5.6 and 5.7: update (new version, 2010)

Annex A5, countries: Saint Helena, full name (‘Saint Helena and Dependencies’ becomes ‘Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha’)
24.3.2010
Annex A5, countries: Nepal, full name (‘Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal’ becomes ‘Nepal’)
23.3.2010
Sections 5.11 and 5.12: update (new version, 2010)
17.3.2010
Section 9.5.1, Annexes A4 and A8, acronym: EDPS (European Data Protection Supervisor)
9.3.2010
Section 9.6, names of the directorates-general of the Commission: modification (ENER, MOVE, CLIMA)

Annex A2: new emblem (Europol)
8.3.2010
Annex A8, multilingual list: European Institute of Innovation and Technology and Euratom Supply Agency (added)
1.3.2010
Annexes A5 and A7, currencies: Turkmenistan (TMM, withdrawn)
25.2.2010
Section 9.3, telephone numbers: modification (grouped telephone numbers)

Section 9.5.3, Annexes A4 and A8: EMEA is replaced by EMA
24.2.2010
Annex A2: new emblems (ETF and European Medicines Agency)
28.1.2010
Sections 4.3, publication types, and 4.4, identifiers (new)
19.1.2010
Section 9.6, names of the directorates-general of the Commission: Personnel and Administration DG becomes Human Resources and Security DG

2009

22.12.2009
Section 9.5, administrative structure of the European Union: updated (Treaty of Lisbon)
17.12.2009
Section 9.5.6 and Annex A8: joint undertakings
3.12.2009
Annexes A5, A6 and A7: Macau (short name) is replaced by Macao
1.12.2009
Section 5.2.2, copyright: update

Amendments by the Treaty of Lisbon: see the summary document
4.11.2009
Section 4.2, update (new version, 2009)
30.10.2009
Section 9.5.5 and Annex A8: SESAR Joint Undertaking (added)
14.10.2009
Annex A2: new emblem (European Railway Agency)
12.10.2009
Annexes A5, A6 and A7: French overseas territories (updated)
30.9.2009
Annexes A5 and A7: Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey (added)

Sections 9.5.4 and 9.6: PHEA is replaced by EAHC, ERC is replaced by ERCEA
22.9.2009
Sections 9.5.6 and Annex 8: new agency (Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators)
20.8.2009
Section 4.1, update (new version, 2009)
9.7.2009
‘Office for Official Publications of the European Communities’ replaced by ‘Publications Office of the European Union’, with effect from 1.7.2009 (update)

Annex A2: new emblem (Publications Office)
1.7.2009
Annex A2: new emblems (ERC, FRA, REA)
18.6.2009
Annexes A5 and A7, currencies: Zimbabwe (ZWR, withdrawn)
29.4.2009
Annex A5, countries: Bolivia, full name (modification)
20.4.2009
Annex A2: new emblem (Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency)
14.4.2009
Annexes A5 and A7, currencies: Cuba (CUC, new)
19.3.2009
Annex A2: new emblem (EIF)
13.3.2009
Annex A4, main acronyms and abbreviations: modification (CCAMLR) and additions (CECAF, GFCM, ICCAT, IDCP, IOTC, NASCO, NEAFC, PDO, PGI, SEAFO, WCPFC, WECAFC)
27.2.2009
Annexes A5 and A7, currencies (‘Eastern Caribbean dollar’ replaced by ‘East Caribbean dollar’)
26.2.2009
Annexes A5 and A7, currencies: Angola ( ‘readjusted kwanza’ replaced by ‘kwanza’, ‘lwei’ replaced by ‘cêntimo’)
24.2.2009
Annexes A5 and A7, currencies: Zimbabwe (ZWL, new)
17.2.2009
Section 9.5, update (9.5.5, 9.5.6)
5.2.2009
the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: notice
4.2.2009
Section 9, addresses and telephone numbers, version 2, modification for addresses in Hungary
16.1.2009
Annexes A5 and A7, currencies: Turkmenistan (TMT, new), Zimbabwe (ZWD replaced by ZWR)
1.1.2009
Section 7.3.2, Annexes A5 and A7, currencies: Ghana (GHC, withdrawn), Slovakia (euro)

Section 9, addresses and telephone numbers: modification of the writing rules
This modification is to be implemented on 1 January 2009 for all new texts. Existing tools (documents, websites, databases, etc.) will have to be adapted progressively.
Due to the importance of the update, the contents list has been modified as follows.

  Old New
Addresses 7.1.3
(suppressed)
9.1 (9.1.1 to 9.1.5)
Electronic addresses 9.3 9.2
Telephone numbers 9.2 9.3
Citation of works
References to the Official Journal
9.1
9.4
9.4

2008

19.11.2008
Annex A6: addition of territories
13.11.2008
Annex A4, main acronyms and abbreviations: modification (Cogeca, COPA)
1.9.2008
Annex A2: new emblem (Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union)
25.7.2008
Section 9.5.3, Annexes A2 and A9: new agency (European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy)

Annex A2: new emblem (European Defence Agency)
11.7.2008
Sections 9.5.4, 9.6 and Annex A9: the Executive Agency for the Public Health Programme becomes the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers
12.6.2008
Annex A5, countries: Nepal, full name (modification)
16.4.2008
Section 9.6, names of the directorates-general of the Commission: Health and Consumer Protection DG becomes Health and Consumers DG
13.3.2008
Annex A2: new emblem (Cedefop)
29.3.2008
Section 9.6, names of the directorates-general of the Commission: DG FISH becomes DG MARE
13.3.2008
Annex A2: new emblem (Cedefop)
11.2.2008
Sections 9.5.4, 9.6 and Annex A9: new executive agencies (European Research Council Executive Agency and Research Executive Agency)
4.2.2008
Section 9.5.3, Annexes A2, A4 and A9: European GNSS Supervisory Authority, new acronym (GSA)

Part Four: general renumbering (10.1 transferred to 11, 10.2 becomes 10.1, 10.3 becomes 10.2, etc.)
3.1.2008
Section 7.3.2: Cyprus, Malta (euro)

2007

12.12.2007
Annex A2: new emblem (EFSA)
28.11.2007
Annexes A5 and A7, currencies: Cyprus/Malta (euro, 1.1.2008), Ghana (Ghana cedi), Madagascar (iraimbilanja), Venezuela (bolivar fuerte, 1.1.2008)
20.11.2007
Annex A2: new emblems (Council, European Data Protection Supervisor, European Chemicals Agency)
19.11.2007
Annex A5, countries: Montenegro, full name (modification)
8.10.2007
Annex A1, graphics guide to the European emblem: modification
27.7.2007
Section 9.6, names of the directorates-general of the Commission: modification (TENEA)
1.7.2007
Annexes A5 and A7: Sudan (suppression of the Sudanese dinar (SDD))
12.6.2007
Annex A2: new emblem (EFSA)
4.6.2007
Section 7.3, currencies: update (draft)

Sections 9.5.4, 9.6 and Annex A9, executive agencies: ‘Intelligent Energy Executive Agency’ becomes ‘Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation’
18.5.2007
Agencies, EU-OSHA and new executive agency (Sections 9.5 and 9.6, Annexes A4 and A9)
30.4.2007
Agencies, update (Annex A2)
27.4.2007
Agencies, update (Sections 5.1.4, 9.5, Annexes A4 and A9)
23.4.2007
Section 6 updated

The ‘Search’ function is now available.
30.3.2007
Annexes A5, A6 and A7, countries, languages and currencies: Iceland, Sudan, Slovenia, Zimbabwe (currency); Montenegro, Serbia (countries)
7.3.2007
Section 7, countries, languages and currencies: adaptation on enlargement 2007

2006

Enlargement 2007: important information (countries, languages, currencies)
11.10.2006
Part One, Official Journal: revised version (rev. 2)
10.10.2006
Section 7.2 and EU-25 summary document (languages): Slovenian (do not use Slovene) and Slovak (do not use Slovakian)
9.5.2006
The new domain name for Europa ‘europa.eu’ replaces ‘eu.int’.
Don't forget to update your bookmarks (http://publications.europa.eu/code/… instead of http://publications.eu.int/code/…)!
19.4.2006
Section 7.3.2, Annexes A5 and A7, currencies:
some plurals are changed (denars, tolars, zlotys)
11.4.2006
Annex C, ‘Presidency’ (important remark)
10.3.2006
Annex A2, new emblem (European Network and Information Security Agency)
10.3.2006
Annex A2, new emblem (European Railway Agency)
6.3.2006
Section 7.3.2, Annexes A5 and A7, currencies:
Romania: RON
28.2.2006
Section 7.3.1, the euro: use ‘euro area’ instead of ‘euro zone’
23.2.2006
Section 7.3.2, Annexes A5 and A7, currencies:
Azerbaijan: new manat (AZN)
Bangladesh: new adjective
Mozambique: new metical (MZN)
Turkey: suppression of the former lira (TRL)
16.2.2006
Section 9.6, names of the directorates-general and services of the Commission: modification (COMM), new services (executive agencies)
13.2.2006
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2005

20.5.2005
Annex A2, emblems: new logos for the Parliament
18.5.2005
Section 9.6, names of the directorates-general of the Commission: modification (BEPA)
21.4.2005
Section 9.5, administrative structure of the European Union: modification (+ Annex A9, adaptation)
The European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders is an agency of the first pillar, not the third, and its seat is fixed at Warsaw. It will be known by the acronym Frontex in all languages.
12.4.2005
Section 9.5: new version
9.3.2005
Annexes A5 and A6 (countries): Afghanistan (full name), Åland Islands (added), Serbia and Montenegro (capital + note on Kosovo

Section 7.3.2 and Annexes A5 and A7 (currencies): Madagascar (MGF deleted), Romania (RON), Turkey (TRY)
11.2.2005
Section 9.6, names of the directorates-general of the Commission: modification (INFSO)
7.2.2005
Section 9.6, names of the directorates-general of the Commission: new version
10.1.2005
Annex A2: new edition (new agencies + colour emblems)
3.1.2005
New annex (A8), multilingual list of the institutions, bodies, interinstitutional services and organisations (agencies and decentralised organisations)

2004

21.12.2004
Section 9.5: institutions, bodies, agencies and decentralised organisations: official titles and listing order (new + update of the protocol order)
19.10.2004
Sections 8.2 and 10.1.1: footnotes, final punctuation
15.9.2004
Annexes A2 and A4: change of name (‘European Medicines Agency’ instead of ‘European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products’) – the abbreviation EMEA remains unchanged for all languages
3.9.2004
4.6.2004
Section 7, countries, languages and currencies (7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.3.1, 7.3.2); and Annexes A6 and A7: adaptation on enlargement
4.5.2004
Section 9.6, Commission directorates-general: addition of a new DG (Directorate-General for Informatics) as from 1.5.2004
20.4.2004
Annex A4, Main acronyms and abbreviations: new version (after general update)

Annex A1, Graphics guide to the European emblem: in the section ‘Use by third parties’, modification of the internet address

Annex A2, Emblems: ‘European Communities’ is replaced by ‘European Union’ (first emblem)
23.3.2004
3.3.2004
25.2.2004
Summary document ‘Candidate countries – May 2004’: Cyprus (short name in original language, modification)
23.2.2004
Section 9.6, Directorate-General for Interpretation: lettercode INCO replaced by SCIC
30.1.2004
Annexes A5 and A7, modifications:
Colombia (COU), Madagascar (MGA), Russia (RUR deleted), Suriname (SRD)

2003

3.11.2003
Names of the directorates-general of the Commission: new version (replaces the 2001 version)
3.10.2003
10.9.2003
Annexes A5 and A6, Serbia and Montenegro: ISO code = CS (withdrawal of provisional code YU)
1.9.2003
‘EUR-OP’ should no longer be used; use ‘Publications Office’ (general modification)
28.8.2003
Annex A2 (emblems)
22.8.2003
15.7.2003
Annex A5, modifications
Afghanistan (currency, ISO code), Comoros (full name), Fiji (citizen + adjective), Holy See (citizen + footnote), Kiribati (capital), Marshall Islands (capital), Niue (full name), Russia (currency, footnote 71), Somalia (full name)

Annex A6, modifications
Cook Islands, Niue, Holy See

Annex A7, footnote
26.5.2003
Languages, adaptation (Sections 7.2, 7.2.1 and 7.2.2)
25.4.2003
For the present Member States, the ISO codes should now be used except for Greece and the United Kingdom (which retain EL and UK) (Sections 7.1.1 and 7.1.2, Annexes A5 and A6)
27.3.2003
Section 6.5, Section 10.5, Annex A3, Annex A4, Annex A5 (Sudan, currency): modifications
14.3.2003
Miscellaneous (Annex C)
18.2.2003
Yugoslavia no longer exists. It has been replaced by Serbia and Montenegro (Annexes A5 and A6).
1.2.2003
From 1 February 2003, the Official Journal of the European Communities will change its name and become the Official Journal of the European Union, following the entry into force of the Treaty of Nice.

2002

9.9.2002
European Economic and Social Committee: general modification
(no longer ‘Economic and Social Committee of the European Communities’ nor ‘Economic and Social Committee’)
29.8.2002
Annex A4: Eurydice
28.8.2002
Annex A5: Bahrain (full name)
26.6.2002
Annex A5
currency, euro (Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Southern Territories, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, the Holy See, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Martinique, Mayotte, Monaco, Portugal, Réunion, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, San Marino, Spain)

Afghanistan (full name)

Bulgaria (currency, ISO code)

East Timor (full name, country ISO code)

Annex A6: East Timor added

Annex A7: adaptation to the euro, code for Bulgaria, two new tables
10.6.2002
Annex A5, Cyprus, currency subunit (cent instead of mil)
16.4.2002
Eurostat = will now constitute the full title as well as the short name (the statistical office, in lower case, will no longer be used as part of the full title): adaptation of Annexes A2 and A4
26.2.2002
Section 4.1.1, Parliament: modifications

2001

11.9.2001
Irish/Gaelic: distinction + statute of the language (Sections 7.2.1 and 7.2.2)
22.8.2001
Names of the directorates-general of the Commission: new version (replaces the June 2001 version)
(two additions: Group of Policy Advisers and Internal Audit Service
one modification: the code for the Financial Control DG = FC)
5.7.2001
Annex A5: modifications (Albania, Belarus, Tajikistan)
18.6.2001
Names of the directorates-general of the Commission: new version
(replaces the May 2001 version)
21.5.2001
Names of the directorates-general of the Commission: new version (replaces the February 2001 version)
(modification: Directorate-General for Press and Communication)
7.4.2001
Section 7.2.1, source language titles: modifications and link to the ISO website.
30.3.2001
Adaptation of the euro
22.2.2001
Names of the directorates-general of the Commission: new version (replaces the October 2000 version)
7.2.2001
Division of Section 7.2 (for multilingual browsing) and adaptation of the numbers in the index

2000

21.11.2000
Section 7.1.3, addresses and postal codes: addresses, presentation: modifications

Annex A5, list of countries, territories and currencies: Ecuador, Tajikistan (modification)
25.10.2000
Names of the directorates-general of the Commission
9.2000
For reasons relating to the organisation of the site (regarding multilingual browsing and future developments) we have rearranged the structure of the annexes in the following manner.
Previous numbering New numbering
Annex 1 Annex A1
Annex 2 Annex A2
Annex 3 Annex A3
Annex 4 Annex A4
Annex 5 Annex A5
Annex 6 Annex A6
Annex 7 Annex A7
NB:
Annexes A1, A2, etc. = annexes common to all languages; Annex B (Annexes B1, B2, etc.) = annexes specific to each language; Annex C = miscellaneous.

Before September 2000

COLUMN 1: name of principal file • COLUMN 2: keyword(s) • COLUMN 3: modification • COLUMN 4: 11 = modification in all languages; EN = modification only in English; empty = modification in some languages • COLUMN 5: date.
Foreword conventions obligatory last paragraph: in place of ‘These conventions are recommended as guidance …’, read ‘These conventions are now obligatory …’ EN 5.2000
Introduction contact addresses modification of contact addresses 11 4.2000
Section 10.7 acronyms abbreviations
TACIS
under (ii), take out TACIS EN 5.2000
Annex A4, main acronyms and abbreviations acronyms abbreviations
JOPP
Phare
TACIS
JOPP, Phare, Tacis (modification) 11 5.2000
Annex A5, list of countries, territories and currencies countries general modification EN 7.2000
Annex A6, country codes countries
ISO codes
MK added (+ two footnotes) 11 7.2000
Annex A7, currency codes currency
ISO codes
RUB/RUR: footnote added   7.2000
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