Three separate numbering systems are used in this Report for European Union documents:
Where only a Committee number is given, this usually indicates that no official text is available and the Government has submitted an “unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum” discussing what is likely to be included in the document or covering an unofficial text.
AFSJ Area of Freedom Security and Justice
CFSP Common Foreign and Security Policy
CSDP Common Security and Defence Policy
ECA European Court of Auditors
ECB European Central Bank
EEAS European External Action Service
EM Explanatory Memorandum (submitted by the Government to the Committee) *
EP European Parliament
EU European Union
JHA Justice and Home Affairs
OJ Official Journal of the European Communities
QMV Qualified majority voting
SEM Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum
TEU Treaty on European Union
TFEU Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
Where figures in euros have been converted to pounds sterling, this is normally at the market rate for the last working day of the previous month.
Documents recommended by the Committee for debate, together with the times of forthcoming debates (where known), are listed in the European Union Documents list, which is published in the House of Commons Vote Bundle each Monday, and is also available on the . Documents awaiting consideration by the Committee are listed in “Remaining Business”: . The website also contains the Committee’s Reports.
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