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This article is part of a series on the politics and government of the European Union

EXECUTIVE

* Juncker Commission

President Juncker (EPP)

* Vice Presidents * College * Civil Service

Secretary-General Italianer

LEGISLATIVE PARLIAMENT

President Tajani (EPP)

* Largest groups;

* EPP (Manfred Weber) * S">(Gianni Pittella)

* 8th session (2014-19)

* 751 MEPs

* Bureau

* Vice Presidents * Quaestor

* Conference * Legislative procedure

COUNCIL OF THE EU

Presidency

* Configurations

* General * Foreign * Justice and Home

* Economic

* Euro

* Legislative procedure * Voting

* Secretariat

* Secretary-General

* Uwe Corsepius

* Directorates-general * COREPER

JUDICIARY

* Court of Justice

* Members * Rulings

* General Court

CENTRAL BANK

President Draghi

* ESCB * Euro * EMU * Eurozone

COURT OF AUDITORS

* Budget * OLAF

OTHER BODIES

* Agencies * Investment Bank * CoR * EESC * Ombudsman * National parliaments

POLICIES AND ISSUES FOREIGN RELATIONS

* High Representative

* Federica Mogherini

* Ext. Action Service * Foreign Policy * Defence Policy * Customs Union * Enlargement

* Budget

* Four Freedoms

* Economic Area * Area of FS"> Schengen Area

* Policies

* Agricultural * Energy * Fisheries * Regional

* Citizenship

* Identity * Pro-Europeanism * Euroscepticism

* Integration

* Supranationalism * Federalism * United States of Europe * Multi-speed * Opt-outs * Enhanced co-op * Withdrawal

ELECTIONS

* 1979 , 1984 , 1989 1994 , 1999 , 2004 , 2009 * 2014 (last election) * Political parties * Constituencies

* Referendums

LAW

* Treaty on European Union

* Acquis

* Primacy * Subsidiarity

* Treaties

* Rome * Single European Act * Maastricht * Amsterdam * Nice

* Lisbon

* Article 50

* Fundamental Rights * Membership

* Treaties of Accession

* 1972 , 1979 , 1985 , 1994 , 2003 , 2005 , 2011

EUROPEAN COUNCIL

President Tusk (EPP)

* Parties * List of meetings

* v * t * e

The _OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION_ (the _OJ_) is the official gazette of record for the European Union (EU). It is published every working day in all of the official languages of the member states . Only legal acts published in the Official Journal are binding .

It was first published on 30 December 1952 as the _Official Journal of the European Coal and Steel Community _. This was renamed _Official Journal of the European Communities_ with the establishment of the European Community before taking its current title when the Treaty of Nice entered into force on 1 February 2003. Since 1998 the Journal has been available online via the EUR-Lex service.

As of the 1st of July 2013, the electronic version of the Official Journal bears legal value instead of the paper version. Each issue is published as a set of documents in PDF/A format (one per official language) plus one XML document ensuring the overall coherency through hashes and a _qualified electronic signature_ (a kind of digital signature defined in European law) extended with a trusted time stamp .

The Journal comprises two series:

* The L SERIES contains EU legislation including regulations , directives , decisions, recommendations, and opinions. * The C SERIES contains reports and announcements including the judgments of the European Court of Justice and the General Court (formerly known as the Court of First Instance).

There is also a supplementary S SERIES which contains invitations to tender, and other documents relating to the EU Procurement Directives (see: Government procurement in the European Union ). The S Series is also the only series that is not issued in every working language of the Union. Each contracting authority issues notices in the language of its choice.

SEE ALSO

* EUR-Lex * Directive (European Union) * European Documentation Centre * European Union law * Community acquis * Public journal * Federal register (of the United States Government) * _ Official Journal of the European Patent Office _ * Publications Office of the European Union