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.)
|14.2.2013||M||CES/CESE, documents, ESC/EESC|
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:
|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’).|
|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 2012In 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 1997References to ESC/EESC and CoR documents:
CES 1132/99 (before 2000)
CES 871/2002 (from 2000 to 2002)
CESE 1394/2003 (from 2003)
|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.
|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.
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.
|Sulfur||Sulfur and compounds: use the ‘f’ spelling (not ‘ph’).|