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2.4. Compulsory character of regulations

In regulations, after the final article, the following formula is used:

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

or

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in the Member States in accordance with the Treaties.
(This formula is used when the regulation is not applicable to and in all the Member States (for example, Member States whose currency is not the euro (see, for example, Regulation (EU) No 1210/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council), (... enhanced cooperation …)).

This sentence does not form part of the last article and follows a special typographic presentation, see Visual Guide – Official Journal typographical rulesPDF.

Last updated: 10.9.2019
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