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Annex C Miscellaneous

You will find below a list of specific points, in alphabetical order, which are either problematic or subject to a particular convention. (NB: There is no Annex B in the English version of the style guide.)

Additions (A)/modifications (M) since the 2011 edition
18.7.2017 A presidency
28.4.2017 A acts (amendments)
11.1.2017 A case-law
18.10.2016 A addresses
11.5.2015 A sulfur
27.4.2015 A Salmonella
14.2.2013 M CES/CESE, documents, ESC/EESC
16.1.2012 M documents
Acts (amendments)

Until 31 August 2008, the references to the (last) amendments to an act appeared in the footnote relating to the first occurrence of the title of an act, after the OJ reference:

Having regard to Council Decision 90/424/EEC of 26 June 1990 on expenditure in the veterinary field (1) and in particular …,

[…]

(1)
OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 19. Decision as last amended by Decision 2006/965/EC (OJ L 397, 30.12.2006, p. 22).

For certain OJs published just before the enlargements of 1 May 2004 and 1 January 2007, the page layouts were incorrect. This was rectified afterwards and the OJs wholly republished. Until 31 August 2008, it was normal practice to announce these republications.

Addresses To indicate the country name for addresses in the Netherlands, use ‘NETHERLANDS’, not ‘THE NETHERLANDS’.
Case-law Use ‘case-law’ in EU texts (not ‘case law’).
CES/CESE See documents.
COM See documents.
Documents References to Commission documents dated from 1998 onwards should be presented as follows:
COM(1998) 558 final of 7 November 1998
JOIN(2012) 558 final of 7 November 2012
SEC(1998) 558 final of 7 November 1998
SWD(2012) 558 final of 7 November 2012
In references to documents older than 1998 the reference year within brackets contains two digits:
COM(97) 558 final of 7 November 1997
SEC(97) 558 final of 7 November 1997
References to ESC/EESC and CoR documents:
CES 1132/99 (before 2000)
CES 871/2002 (from 2000 to 2002)
CESE 1394/2003 (from 2003)
CdR 267/2008
ESC/EESC See documents.
Paper sizes The standardised formats currently used are:
A4: 21 × 29.7 cm;
B5: 17.6 × 25 cm;
C5: 16.2 × 22.9 cm;
A5: 14.8 × 21 cm;
A6: 10.5 × 14.8 cm.
Point size/height of capitals in mm:
C 6 = 1.50 C 10 = 2.50 C 14 = 3.50 C 18 = 4.50 C 24 = 6.00
C 7 = 1.75 C 11 = 2.75 C 15 = 3.75 C 19 = 4,75 C 26 = 6.50
C 8 = 2.00 C 12 = 3.00 C 16 = 4.00 C 20 = 5.00 C 28 = 7.00
C 9 = 2.25 C 13 = 3.25 C 17 = 4.25 C 22 = 5.50
presidency Do not use the expression ‘European Union presidency’, as it is legally incorrect. Use ‘Council (of the European Union) presidency’ or ‘(European) Council presidency’, depending on which Council is meant.
NB:
In order to accurately quote a speech, ‘European Union presidency’ is acceptable if the speaker has used that expression, intentionally or not.
Salmonella Do not write ‘Salmonella enteritidis’ and ‘Salmonella typhimurium’, but ‘Salmonella Enteritidis’ and ‘Salmonella Typhimurium’.

Most microorganisms are identified by their genus (written with an initial capital) and species (written in lower case), both in italics, for example ‘Escherichia coli’ (abbreviated as ‘E. coli’). However, Salmonella consists of only two species (S. enterica and S. bongori) and six subspecies, but approximately 2 600 serovars. For instance, the full name of Salmonella serovar Typhimurium is Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhimurium, with the genus, species and subspecies names written in italics, the ranks (‘subsp.’ and ‘serovar’) in roman, and the serovar name also in roman. As this way of writing is complicated, it is generally abbreviated to Salmonella Typhimurium, with the genus name in italics and the serovar name in roman, the first letter of each word being capitalised.

SEC See documents.
Sulfur Sulfur and compounds: use the ‘f’ spelling (not ‘ph’).
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