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Last updated: 16.7.2020

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The Publications Office of the European Union is in the process of updating some of the content on this website in the light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. If the site contains content that does not yet reflect the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, it is unintentional and will be addressed.

Latest modifications

   Part Four has been revised, see details.

July 2020

16.7.2020
Annex A2, emblems: BEREC Office, Euratom Supply Agency
9.7.2020
Annex A10, regions: updated

June 2020

16.6.2020
Annex A4, main acronyms and initialisms: COVID-19, OECD

May 2020

19.5.2020
Section 10.4, upper and lower case: publications, headings and subheadings (clarification)

March 2020

17.3.2020
Annex A2, emblems: Eurojust

February 2020

26.2.2020
Section 10.1.8, hyphens, point (iv): update
14.2.2020
Sections 5.1.1, 7.3.3 and 10.5: plural of euro (change of rule)
3.2.2020
Sections 10.3 and 10.8 and Annex A4: spelling (change of rule) and abbreviations (exceptions)
1.2.2020
Sections 7.1, 7.3.2, 9.1.4 and 9.1.5; Annexes A3, A7 and A10: United Kingdom (withdrawal from the EU)

January 2020

20.1.2020
Section 10.1.8, dashes: change of rule
15.1.2020
Annex A2, emblems: EESC
1.1.2020
Section 9.6, Commission directorates-general and services, new DGs: ‘Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space’ (DEFIS) and ‘Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support’ (REFORM)

December 2019

12.12.2019
Section 9.5.3 and Annexes A2 and A9, decentralised organisations (agencies), Eurojust: ‘Eurojust’ replaced by ‘European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation’
9.12.2019
Section 9.6, Commission directorates-general and services: ‘European Political Strategy Centre’ (EPSC) replaced by ‘IDEA – Inspire, Debate, Engage and Accelerate Action’
5.12.2019
Annex A5, Cabo Verde: short name ‘Cape Verde’ is replaced by ‘Cabo Verde’; full name ‘Republic of Cape Verde’ is replaced by ‘Republic of Cabo Verde’; demonym and adjective ‘Cape Verdean’ are replaced by ‘Cabo Verdean’; currency: ‘Cape Verde escudo’ is replaced by ‘Cabo Verde escudo’; Annex A6, CV: short name ‘Cape Verde’ is replaced by ‘Cabo Verde’; Annex A7, CVE: short name ‘Cape Verde’ is replaced by ‘Cabo Verde’; ‘Cape Verde escudo’ is replaced by ‘Cabo Verde escudo’

November 2019

16.11.2019
Section 9.6, Commission directorates-general and services: ‘Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 TEU’ (TF50) replaced by ‘Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom’ (UKTF)

October 2019

9.10.2019
Section 9.6, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, commonly used abbreviation (added)

September 2019

30.9.2019
Section 9.5.3 and Annex A9, decentralised organisations (agencies), ERA: acronym (added)

July 2019

4.7.2019
Section 9.5.3 and Annexes A4 and A9, decentralised organisations (agencies), ACER: ‘Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators’ replaced by ‘European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators’
3.7.2019
Annex A2, emblems: EIB

June 2019

27.6.2019
Section 9.5.3 and Annexes A4 and A9, decentralised organisations (agencies), ENISA: ‘European Union Agency for Network and Information Security’ replaced by ‘European Union Agency for Cybersecurity’
17.6.2019
Section 9.5, European Data Protection Board (moved from Section 9.5.3 to Section 9.5.1)

May 2019

29.5.2019
Annex A5, Burundi, capital: ‘Bujumbura’ replaced by ‘Gitega’
24.5.2019
Annex A5, Kazakhstan, capital: ‘Astana’ replaced by ‘Nur-Sultan’

April 2019

1.4.2019
Section 5.1.1, back cover: the Publications Office emblem

March 2019

30.3.2019
Section 9.5.3 and Annex A9, decentralised organisations (agencies): European Banking Authority, seat: replace ‘London’ with ‘Paris’; European Medicines Agency, seat: replace ‘London’ with ‘Amsterdam’
5.3.2019
1.3.2019
Sections 5.3 (verso of the title page) and 5.4 (copyright): update

February 2019

15.2.2019
Sections 7.1, 7.2, 7.3.2, Annexes A5, A6 and A7: North Macedonia (new denominations)
6.2.2019
Annex A2, emblems: EUISS and FRA
4.2.2019
Section 9.5.3 and Annexes A4 and A9, decentralised organisations (agencies), eu-LISA: ‘European Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice’ replaced by ‘European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice’

December 2018

20.12.2018
Section 9.5.3 and Annexes A2 and A9, decentralised organisations (agencies): ‘Agency for Support for BEREC’ instead of ‘Office of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications’

November 2018

12.11.2018
Section 9.5.6 and Annex A9, other organisations: European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (added)

October 2018

30.10.2018
Annex A5, Western Sahara, capital: ‘Al aaiun’ replaced by ‘Laayoune’; Yemen, capital: San’a replaced by Sana’a
25.10.2018
Section 9.5.3 and Annexes A2 and A9, decentralised organisations (agencies): ‘European Union Aviation Safety Agency’ instead of ‘European Aviation Safety Agency’
9.10.2018
Annexes A5, A6 and A7, Swaziland, full name ‘Kingdom of Swaziland’ replaced by ‘Kingdom of Eswatini’; short name: ‘Swaziland’ replaced by ‘Eswatini’

September 2018

25.9.2018
Section 5.9.2, references to the treaties (updated)
18.9.2018
Sections 7.1.1 and 7.1.2 (countries), 9.1.4 and 9.1.5 (addresses), and Annexes A5, A6, A7 and A10: Czechia, short name
10.9.2018
Section 7.2.1, order of language versions and ISO codes (updated)

August 2018

20.8.2018
Annexes A5 and A7, currencies: Venezuela (VES, new; VEF, withdrawn)

July 2018

13.7.2018
Annex A2, emblems: European Union Institute for Security Studies
11.7.2018
Section 9.5.3 and Annex A9, decentralised organisations (agencies): Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations (added)
4.7.2018
Section 3.3, amending provisions (modifications)
1.7.2018
Annexes A5 and A7, currencies: Mauritania (MRO, withdrawn), São Tomé and Príncipe (STD, withdrawn)

June 2018

12.6.2018
Section 4.2.3, typing conventions (update)

Mai 2018

22.5.2018
Annex A2, emblems: Eurofound, Frontex
11.5.2018
Annex A5, Wallis and Futuna, full name: ‘Wallis and Futuna’ replaced by ‘Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands’

April 2018

12.4.2018
Section 7.3.3, position of the ISO code (EUR) or the euro sign (€) in amounts: update (rules changed in LV and NL)

March 2018

26.3.2018
Section 9.5.5, Euratom agencies and bodies: F4E (updated)
20.3.2018
Section 9.5.3, decentralised organisations (agencies): European Public Prosecutor’s Office (updated)
7.3.2018
Section 9.5.3 and Annex A9, decentralised organisations (agencies): European Data Protection Board (added)
1.3.2018
Annex A10: updated

February 2018

5.2.2018
Section 5.1.1(c): cover (publicity notice) (modification)

January 2018

15.1.2018
Annex A5, Libya, full name: ‘Libya’ replaced by ‘State of Libya’
1.1.2018
Annexes A5 and A7, currencies: Mauritania (MRU, new), São Tomé and Príncipe (STN, new)

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