Access to European Union law.

What is EUR-Lex?

EUR-Lex provides free access, in the 24 official EU languages, to:

  • the Official Journal of the European Union
  • EU law (EU treaties, directives, regulations, decisions, consolidated legislation, etc.)
  • preparatory acts (legislative proposals, reports, green and white papers, etc.)
  • EU case-law (judgements, orders, etc.)
  • international agreements
  • EFTA documents
  • other public documents.

It also allows you to follow legislative procedures.

The database is updated daily and contains more than 3 million items with some texts dating back to 1951. Each document is displayed with analytical metadata (publication reference, dates, keywords, etc.) organised behind different tabs:

  • About this document
  • Text
  • Linked documents
  • Procedure (the life cycle of a document)
  • All

A document can be displayed in up to 3 languages simultaneously.