In 2018, the Council adopted a total of 610 legal acts – regulations, directives or decisions. This included 85 legislative acts (that is, following a legislative procedure as set out in the Treaties). Most of these were adopted under the ordinary legislative procedure, with Parliament co-deciding with the Council. A few followed a special legislative procedure, with Parliament either required to give its consent or merely being consulted for its opinion. In addition, the Council adopted a total of 525 non-legislative acts. Of these, the Parliament was required to give its consent or opinion in 44 cases. Whereas legislative acts are in most cases of general application, non-legislative acts are usually of direct interest to specific persons or bodies only.The graphic below depicts the legislative (right) and non-legislative acts (left) adopted by the Council from 2014 to 2018.