Boletín Oficial del Estado

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The Boletín Oficial del Estado (BOE) (English: Official State Gazette) is the official gazette of the Government of Spain and is published every day except Sunday.

The content of the BOE is authorized and published, by Royal Assent and with approval from the Spanish Presidency Office.

The Boletín publishes decrees by the Cortes Generales, Spain's Parliaments (comprising the Senate and the Congress of Deputies) as well as those orders enacted by the Spanish Autonomous Communities. The Spanish Constitution of 1978 provides in Article 9.3 that "The Constitution guarantees ... the publication of laws." This includes the official publishing of all Spanish judicial, royal and national governmental decrees, as well as any orders by the Council of Ministers.

According to Royal Decree 181/2008[1] of February 8, the BOE is the official journal of the Kingdom of Spain, providing the State Government the means to publish mandatory laws, regulations and other acts approved by the parliaments.

It therefore contains a comprehensive list of all Laws passed in parliament, the provisions adopted by the Government of Spain and the general provisions of the Autonomous Communities.

From 1600 to 1900 was called the Gaceta de Madrid.


During the seventeenth century the printing press led to the birth of numerous bulletins or newsletters in virtually all of Europe. These publications would emerge from the hands of private and strictly informative content.

Section I: General provisions

  • The organic laws, laws, royal legislative decrees and royal decree-laws.
  • International treaties and conventions.
  • The laws of the legislative assemblies of the autonomous communities.
  • Regulations and other general provisions.
  • The normative regulations emanating from the governing councils of the Autonomous Communities.

Section II: Authorities and personnel

Composed of two subsections:

  • Appointments, situations and incidents.
  • Competitions and contests.

Section III: Other provisions

Composed of the provisions that must be published with no general or apply to other sections*grants and subsidies, grants, service letters, collective agreements of general scope, curricula, etc.

Section IV: Administration of Justice

  • Edicts, notices, requisitions and announcements of the Courts.

Section V: Ads

Grouped as follows:

  • Ads bidding and awards.
  • Other official announcements.
  • Bulleting.

There is also an independent supplement which statements, statements and orders of the Constitutional Court are published.

See also

External links


  1. "Agencia Estatal Boletín Oficial del Estado". Gobierno de España, Ministero de la Presidencia. Retrieved 7 May 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>