The Official Journal was published for the first time on 30 December 1952. Since 1998, an electronic version has been made available on EUR-Lex with previous journals now being scanned and gradually uploaded.
Database with references for procedures and documents of institutions involved in the inter-institutional legislative procedure relating to the work of the European Parliament.
Provides links to EU Libraries and Archive Resources.
This is the main decision-making institution of the EU. It is made up of ministers from each member state. The Council passes laws jointly with the European Parliament. The council also negotiates international agreements and makes decisions on foreign and economic policy measures.
This institution proposes legislation to Parliament and the Council, administers and implements Community policies, enforces Community law (jointly with the Court of Justice) and negotiates international agreements.
The EU's parliamentary body is made up of of directly elected citizens of EU member states. Together with the Council, it constitutes the legislative branch of the institutions of the Union.
European Economic and Social Committee is a consultative body of the European Union.