3.2. References to an act
3.2.1. Forms of title
The title of an act can take two forms: full title or short title.
When an act is cited for the first time in the body of another act, the full title is given, and the reference to the Official Journal in which it was published is always given in a footnote. In citations, the full title is given in the body of the text, in recitals, articles and annexes in the footnote.
For later references to an act previously cited, the short title is used, without mentioning the author or the Official Journal reference.
The components of the full title of an act are:
The order of these components varies according to the language. In English, the components of the full title are not separated by commas.
Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2015/476 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2015 on the measures that the Union may take following a report adopted by the WTO Dispute Settlement Body concerning anti-dumping and anti-subsidy matters (1) …(1)OJ L 83, 27.3.2015, p. 6.
(14)It is considered that securities financing transactions, as defined in Regulation (EU) 2015/2365 of the European Parliament and of the Council (2), do not contribute to the price discovery process …(2)Regulation (EU) 2015/2365 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2015 on transparency of securities financing transactions and of reuse and amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 (OJ L 337, 23.12.2015, p. 1).
The short title is used in recitals, articles and annexes. Its components are:
(45)Purebred breeding animals entered in breeding books should be identified in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council (2).
[…](2)Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on transmissible animal diseases and amending and repealing certain acts in the area of animal health (‘Animal Health Law’) (OJ L 84, 31.3.2016, p. 1).
(46)In the case of purebred breeding animals of the equine species, Regulation (EU) 2016/429 provides …
The Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 is amended in accordance with Annex II to this Regulation.
On the other hand, the indication of the type of act does not include the term ‘delegated’ or ‘implementing’ when, in the text of the act, reference is made to the act, for example: ‘Has adopted this Regulation’, ‘the Annex to this Regulation’, ‘This Directive is addressed to the Member States’, ‘Article 2 of this Decision’, etc.