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Summary tables

Content of the series

L (1) C (2) S

Legislative acts (L I)

Non-legislative acts (L II)

Other acts (L III)

Acts adopted before 1 December 2009 under the EC Treaty, the EU Treaty and the Euratom Treaty (L IV)

Resolutions, recommendations and opinions (C I)

Information (C II)

Preparatory acts (C III)

Notices (C IV)

Announcements (C V)

Public contracts (calls for tender): works, supplies, services (open, restricted, accelerated procedures)

Notices by European Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies or Union programmes (e.g. European Development Fund, European Investment Bank, etc.)

(1)
Series supplemented by the L … I (see Section 1.1 ‘L series’).
(2)
Series supplemented by the C … A, the C … E (discontinued as of 1 April 2014) and the C … I series (see Section 1.1 ‘C series’).

Distinctive elements of regulations, directives and decisions (L I and L II)

Institution Act Nature of the act Identifying components – legislative acts/non-legislative acts Under heading Signatory
European Parliament + Council Regulation Legislative (ordinary legislative procedure)

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty …, and in particular Article … thereof,

+ citation: Acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure

L I The President of the European Parliament
+ The President of the Council
Directive Legislative (ordinary legislative procedure)

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty …, and in particular Article … thereof,

+ citation: Acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure

L I The President of the European Parliament
+ The President of the Council
Decision Legislative (ordinary legislative procedure)

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty …, and in particular Article … thereof,

+ citation: Acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure

L I The President of the European Parliament
+ The President of the Council
Decision (e.g. mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund) Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty …,

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the European Parliament
+ The President of the Council
 
European Parliament Regulation Legislative (special legislative procedure)

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty …, and in particular Article … thereof,

+ citation: Acting in accordance with a special legislative procedure

L I The President of the European Parliament
Decision Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty …, and in particular Article … thereof,

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the European Parliament
 
European Council Decision Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty …, and in particular Article … thereof,

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the European Council
 
Council Regulation Legislative (special legislative procedure)

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty…, and in particular Article … thereof,

+ citation: Acting in accordance with a special legislative procedure

L I The President of the Council
Regulation (based directly on the Treaties) Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty …, and in particular Article … thereof,

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the Council
Implementing Regulation Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty …,

+ second citation: Having regard to …, and in particular Article … thereof,

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the Council
Directive Legislative (special legislative procedure)

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty …, and in particular Article … thereof,

+ citation: Acting in accordance with a special legislative procedure

L I The President of the Council
Directive (based directly on the Treaties) Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty…, and in particular Article … thereof,

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the Council
Implementing Directive Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty …,

+ second citation: Having regard to …, and in particular Article …

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the Council
Decision Legislative (special legislative procedure)

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty …, and in particular Article … thereof,

+ citation: Acting in accordance with a special legislative procedure

L I The President of the Council
Decision (based directly on the Treaties, including CFSP Decisions) Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty …, and in particular Article … thereof,

In the case of CFSP decisions, First citation: Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article … thereof,

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the Council
Implementing Decision Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty …,

+ second citation: Having regard to …, and in particular Article … thereof,

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the Council
 
Commission Regulation (based directly on the Treaties) Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty …, and in particular Article … thereof,

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the Commission
Delegated Regulation Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty…,

+ second citation: Having regard to …, and in particular Article … thereof,

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the Commission
Implementing Regulation Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty …,

+ second citation: Having regard to …, and in particular Article … thereof,

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the Commission
Directive (based directly on the Treaties) Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty…, and in particular Article … thereof,

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the Commission
Delegated Directive Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty…,

+ second citation: Having regard to …, and in particular Article … thereof,

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the Commission
Implementing Directive Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty …,

+ second citation: Having regard to …, and in particular Article … thereof,

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the Commission
Decision (based directly on the Treaties) Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty …, and in particular Article … thereof,

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the Commission
Member of the Commission
(if addressees)
Delegated Decision Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty …,

+ second citation: Having regard to …, and in particular Article … thereof,

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the Commission
Member of the Commission
(if addressees)
Implementing Decision Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to the Treaty …,

+ second citation: Having regard to …, and in particular Article … thereof,

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the Commission
Member of the Commission
(if addressees)
 
European Central Bank Regulation Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to …, and in particular …

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the European Central Bank
Decision Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to …, and in particular …

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the European Central Bank
Guideline Non-legislative

First citation: Having regard to …, and in particular …

no citation about legislative procedure

L II The President of the European Central Bank

Numbering of Official Journals

Date Number
From 1952 until 30.6.1967 (pagination for a whole year and year included) OJ 106, 30.12.1962, p. 2553/62
As from 1.7.1967 (each number starts with page 1) OJ 174, 31.7.1967, p. 1
As from 1968 (OJ L and C created) OJ L 76, 28.3.1968, p. 1
OJ C 108, 19.10.1968, p. 1
1978 (OJ S created) OJ S 99, 5.5.1978, p. 1
1991 (OJ C … A created) OJ C 194 A, 31.7.2008, p. 1
From 31.8.1999 until 31.3.2014 (OJ C … E) OJ C 189 E, 26.7.2008, p. 1
1.1.2016 (L … I and C … I created) OJ L 11 I, 16.1.2016, p. 1
OJ C 15 I, 16.1.2016, p. 1

Numbering of acts (L series)

Regulations
Date Number
From 1952 to 31.12.1962 Regulation No 17
1.1.1963 to 31.12.1967 Regulation No 1009/67/EEC
1.1.1968 to 31.10.1993 Regulation (EEC) No 1470/68
1.11.1993 to 31.12.1998 Regulation (EC) No 3031/93
1.1.1999 to 30.11.2009

Regulation (EC) No 302/1999

Regulation (EC) No 1288/2009

1.12.2009 to 31.12.2014 Regulation (EU) No 1178/2009
Since 1.1.2015 Regulation (EU) 2015/475
Directives, decisions
Acts Date Number
Directives
(L I and L II)
Until 31.12.2014

Directive 2010/13/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council

Council Directive 2010/12/EU

Commission Directive 2010/29/EU

Since 1.1.2015

Directive (EU) 2015/254 of the European Parliament and of the Council

Council Directive (EU) 2015/121

Commission Directive (EU) 2015/565

Decisions
(L I)
Until 31.12.2014 Decision No 284/2010/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
Since 1.1.2015 Decision (EU) 2015/601 of the European Parliament and of the Council
Decisions
(L II)
Until 31.12.2014

Commission Decision 2010/261/EU

Decision 2010/204/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council

Council Decision 2010/231/CFSP

Since 1.1.2015

Commission Decision (EU) 2015/119

Decision (EU) 2015/468 of the European Parliament and of the Council

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/76

Recommendations, guidelines (L II)
Acts Date Number
Recommendation Until 31.12.2014 2009/1019/EU
Since 1.1.2015 (EU) 2015/682
Guideline Until 31.12.2014 2009/1021/EU (ECB/2009/28)
Since 1.1.2015 (EU) 2015/732(ECB/2015/20)
NB:

Recommendations are published:

under L II: Council recommendations (Articles 121, 126 and 140 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union), Commission recommendations (Article 292), European Central Bank recommendations (Article 292).
under C I: European Parliament recommendations for the attention of the Council, Council recommendations, Commission recommendations, European Central Bank recommendations.
under C III: European Central Bank recommendations (Articles 129 and 219).
EEA decisions, EFTA decisions and recommendations
Acts Date Number
Decision of the EEA Joint Committee Until 31.12.2014 (numbered by author only)

No 38/2010

Since 1.1.2015
(double numbering)
No 159/2014 [2015/94]
Decision of the EFTA Surveillance Authority Until 31.12.2014 (numbered by author only) No 133/09/COL
Since 1.1.2015
(double numbering)

No 30/15/COL [2015/1813]

No 226/17/COL [2018/564]

Recommendation of the EFTA Surveillance Authority Until 31.12.2014 (numbered by author only) No 119/07/COL
Since 1.1.2015
(double numbering)
No N/15/COL [2015/N]

Structure of an act

Structure of an act
Last updated: 28.8.2019
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