Thursday, 7 May 2009

EU reading for metric martyrs

If you want to experience how the style of legal texts differs from the prose of tabloids and certain blogs, you can take a look at Directive 2009/3/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 amending Council Directive 80/181/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to units of measurement.

Since the subject matter is the degree of harmonisation (approximation) of laws in the internal market, this text has EEA relevance.

The text may evoke nostalgic feelings among the heroic defenders of English milk bottles and other metric martyrs.

The amending Directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) 7.5.2009 L 114/10.

Ralf Grahn