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European Union resources

EU legislative databases

  • EUR-LEX (external link) - portal to legal and judicial materials, including full text of the Official Journal from 1998, adopted legislation, case law, proposals, Green and White papers, parliamentary questions and legislative procedures. Updated daily.

EU non-legislative databases

  • CORDIS (external link) - the Community Research and Development Service. Databases include contacts, news, partners, results. Information and calls for participation in the Sixth Framework Programme.
  • ECLAS (external link) - catalogue of the libraries of the Commission.
  • EU Bookshop (external link) - online bookshop and archive of publications of the EU institutions. Singel copies of some titles are free to download.
  • EU Whoiswho (external link) - Official Directory of the EU.
  • Press Releases database (external link) - information from the European Commission, including press releases, speeches, background reports and the Conclusions of the Presidency.
  • Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) (external link) - online database of the Official Journal's supplement giving details of contracts and tenders.



Industrial relations

EurWORK - the European Observatory of Working Life, including reports, studies and some statistical data on employment, industrial relations, working conditions and social issues at EU and member state level.

Information services

Public opinion

Eurobarometer (external link) - the European Commission's public opinion surveys.

Research collections

News and current affairs

  • EurActiv (external link) - news, current affairs and policy dossiers.
  • EU Observer (external link) - news and topical reports on EU-centred issues
  • EU Business (external link) - independent online business information service