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Consolidated texts are intended for use as documentation tools and the Institutions do not assume any liability for their content. These texts have no legal value. Only the texts published in the "Official Journal of the European Union" are authentic.

Consolidation involves the integration of basic instruments of Community legislation, their amendments and corrections into single, non-official documents. Consolidated texts aim to provide more transparency and easier access to EU-Law.

Consolidation is on-going, as Community legislation is evolving, due to frequent publications of new, amending, legal acts. Therefore the consolidated texts may not be complete and cannot be guaranteed to represent the up-to-date state of the legislation in force.

Each consolidated text contains a list of all the legal documents taken into account for its construction. In addition, throughout the text there is data concerning the origin of the various sections (basic act, amending act or corrigendum).

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