Overcapitalisation can make your text cluttered and harder to read, especially on screen.
When writing for the web, it is better not to use capital letters to give prominence to
A good rule of thumb when writing in English is that names and titles (proper nouns) are capitalised, whereas common nouns are not.
Instead of …
several Directorates-General are responsible for action on climate change
several directorates-general are responsible for action on climate change
Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
common agricultural policy (CAP)
Consumer Rights Directive
consumer rights directive
BUT German presidency of the Council
Council presidency (general)
German Presidency (initial capital for specific presidencies)
Environment White Paper
environment white paper
European Year of Equal Opportunities
European year of equal opportunities
the Directive on Consumer Rights
the directive on consumer rights
Information Society Technologies
information society technologies
Staff Regulations of Officials and Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Communities
Staff regulations of officials and conditions of employment of other servants of the European Communities (Initial capital for titles of EU documents)
Synopsis of the Work of the Court of Justice of the European Communities
Synopsis of the work of the Court of Justice of the European Communities
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