What are JOIN and SWD documents?

By | 27 February 2012

In January 2012, the European Commission introduced two new document identifiers, JOIN and SWD.

JOIN is for joint proposals, communications, reports, white papers and green papers adopted by the Commission and the High Representative.
SWD is for staff and joint staff working documents (impact assessments, summaries of impact assessments, staff working papers). It replaces SEC, which has traditionally indicated a document issued by the Commission’s Secretariat General.

COM will still be used, but only for documents drafted by the Commission.

The changes do not concern documents adopted before 2012.  For more information, see EUR Lex newsletter 20 February 2012.

Posted by the EDC in the Bodleian Law Library

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