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3.5. Lists

3.5.1. Listed points – punctuation

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. Listed points that are preceded by a figure or a letter are separated by semicolons:

The following, in particular, shall not be covered by the 12th indent of Article 9(2)(e) of Directive 77/388/EEC:
(1)
radio and television broadcasting services as referred to in the 11th indent of Article 9(2)(e) of Directive 77/388/EEC;
(2)
telecommunications services …;
(3)
supplies of the following goods and services:
(a)
goods, where the order and processing is done electronically;
(b)
CD-ROMs …

3. Listed points which are preceded by a dash are separated by commas:

The reduction of 1 % per working day provided for in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 21 of Regulation (EC) No 796/2004 shall not apply to single applications or amendments thereto submitted until:
6 June 2005 to the competent authorities for French Guiana,
19 June 2005 to the competent authorities for Martinique,
[…]

4. In tables, lists or annexes, 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: 28.8.2019
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