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2.5. Concluding formulas (place, date and signature)

The act ends with the following:

first the words ‘Done at …, …’ indicating the place and date of signature,
followed by the signature(s).

Place and date

In secondary legislation, the place and date are presented as follows:

Done at Brussels, 1 September 2010.

the date being that on which the act was signed (acts adopted jointly by the European Parliament and the Council) or adopted (in other cases).

In treaties, international agreements, etc. the full date is written in words:

Done at Brussels on the twenty-fourth day of March in the year two thousand and ten, in two originals in the English language.

The place of signature of the acts of the institutions can be Brussels (in general), Luxembourg (during the Council sessions in April, June and October), Strasbourg (notably for the European Parliament, including when it signs with the Council) or Frankfurt am Main (for most of the acts of the European Central Bank).

Signatures (non-exhaustive list)

In secondary legislation:
European Parliament European Council Council

For the European Parliament

The President

(initial(s) and full surname)

For the European Council

The President

(initial(s) and full surname)

For the Council

The President

(initial(s) and full surname)


Commission
Regulations, directives, decisions without addressee Decisions with addressee

For the Commission

The President

(full name)


or


For the Commission,

On behalf of the President,

(full name)

Vice-President


or

For the Commission,

On behalf of the President,

(full name)

Member of the Commission


or


For the Commission,

On behalf of the President,

(full name)

Director-General

Directorate-General for …

For the Commission

(full name)

Vice-President


or


For the Commission

(full name)

Member of the Commission


EEA Joint Committee European Central Bank
Regulations, guidelines Decisions, recommendations

For the EEA Joint Committee

The President

(full name)

For the Governing Council of the ECB

The President of the ECB

(full name)


or


For the Executive Board of the ECB

The President of the ECB

(full name)

The President of the ECB

(full name)


In international agreements:
Agreements, protocols, conventions

For the European Union

(signature)

For the Member States

(signature)


Agreements in the form of an exchange of letters

On behalf of the Council of the European Union

For the European Union

Last updated: 12.11.2020
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