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3.5. Lists

3.5.1. Listed points – presentation

1. If the various points of a list are preceded by an introductory phrase, the phrase ends in a colon, even if it introduces another introductory phrase:

Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000 is amended as follows:
(1)
Article 92 is amended as follows:
(a)
paragraph 2 is amended as follows:
(i)
point (c) is replaced by the following:
‘(c)
the place of establishment …:’

2. The points of a list are numbered using lower-case letters between brackets for the first level, lower-case Roman numerals between brackets for the second level and Arabic numerals between brackets for the third level. Indents are used for the fourth level:

This Directive applies to:
(a)
…:
(i)
…:
(1)
…:

By way of exception, in the article on definitions and in amending provisions (see Section 3.3), points are numbered using Arabic numerals within brackets for the first level, lower-case letters within brackets for the second level and lower-case Roman numerals within brackets for the third level.

3. Listed points that are preceded by a figure or a letter are separated by semicolons. Those which are preceded by a dash are separated by commas:

This Directive applies to:
(a)
…;
(b)
…:
(i)
…;
(ii)
…;
(iii)
…:
(1)
…;
(2)
…:
…,
…,
…;
(3)

4. In tables or lists, punctuation is not usually used after the listed points.

3.5.2. Listing of acts

When listing acts of the same type, neither the name of the adopting institution nor the type of act is repeated if it is identical:

(1)
Commission Directives 2003/90/EC (3) and 2003/91/EC (4) were adopted to ensure that the varieties the Member States include in their national catalogues comply with the …

[…]

(3)
Commission Directive 2003/90/EC of 6 October 2003 setting out implementing measures for the purposes of Article 7 of Council Directive 2002/53/EC as regards the characteristics to be covered as a minimum by the examination and the minimum conditions for examining certain varieties of agricultural plant species (OJ L 254, 8.10.2003, p. 7).
(4)
Commission Directive 2003/91/EC of 6 October 2003 setting out implementing measures for the purposes of Article 7 of Council Directive 2002/55/EC as regards the characteristics to be covered as a minimum by the examination and the minimum conditions for examining certain varieties of vegetable species (OJ L 254, 8.10.2003, p. 11).

The abbreviations for the Treaties form an integral part of the number of the act and are therefore repeated for each number:

Regulations (EC) No 852/2004 and (EC) No 853/2004 …
Directives 94/35/EC and 94/36/EC …

It is preferable to cite acts in chronological order.

Last updated: 1.6.2021
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