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Law Resources: European Union
Texts of the treaties of the Council of Europe.
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.
Summary of the main legislative measures and procedures of the European Union.
How do European countries promote and improve free access to citizens? The EuroLII Observatory aims at answering this and many other questions on free access to law in the EU member States and neighboring countries. On this website most updated information can be found on the subject as well as strategies and guidelines to promote free access to law.
Overview of EU activities in all areas, from agriculture to transport.
Publisher: Cardiff University
Added value information service that focuses on the European Union, the countries of Europe and on issues of concern to citizens and stakeholders in the Europe of today.
Briefing papers etc on Contemporary European Studies, European Law and Society and European Politics.
EU advice service for the public, currently provided by the legal experts from the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) operating under contract with the European Commission.
The Directory: Courts and Tribunals: International
The Court of Justice interprets EU law to make sure it is applied in the same way in all EU countries. It also settles legal disputes between EU governments and EU institutions. Individuals, companies or organisations can also bring cases before the Court if they feel their rights have been infringed by an EU institution.
Administers the European Convention of Human Rights, sitting in Strasbourg. Operates within the framework of the Council of Europe as opposed to the European Union.
The Directory: European and EU Institutions
The EU assembly of regional and local representatives.
The Council of Europe is the continent's leading human rights organisation. It includes 47 member states, 28 of which are members of the European Union. All Council of Europe member states have signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights, a treaty designed to protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
The Council of the EU is the institution representing the member states' governments. Also informally known as the EU Council, it is where national ministers from each EU country meet to adopt laws and coordinate policies. The Council is an essential EU decision-maker. It negotiates and adopts new EU legislation, adapts it when necessary, and coordinates policies.
Europa.eu is the official website of the European Union. It is a good starting point if you are looking for information and services provided by the EU but you don't know your way around our sites. This site gives you: basic information on how the EU works the latest EU news and events links to EU information on the websites of EU institutions and agencies.
Website for the specialised and decentralised EU agencies that have been established to support the EU Member States and their citizens as an answer to a desire for geographical devolution and the need to cope with new tasks of a legal, technical and/or scientific nature.
The European Commission is the EU's executive body. It represents the interests of the European Union as a whole (not the interests of individual countries). The term 'Commission' refers to both the College of Commissioners and to the institution itself.
List of departments and services within the European Commission.
Speaking for the Commission as its voice in the UK, providing information about the European Union across the UK, and reporting back to the Commission in Brussels on political, economic and social developments.
Gateway to the offices of each of the European Comission's Representations.
Conducts the audits of EU finances.
A consultative body that gives representatives of Europe's socio-occupational interest groups, and others, a formal platform to express their points of view on EU issues.
A major information source for the general public and those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy.
Created to contribute to the planning and design of better living and working conditions in Europe.
Brings together contact details for organisations and individuals in the United Kingdom that provide EU information and advice for the general public, business, and the academic community.
The long-term lending bank of the European Union.
Exists to provide the EU and its Member States with a factual overview of European drug problems and a solid evidence base to support the drugs debate.
Official website of the European Parliament.
Created to contribute to the development of the education and training systems of EU partner countries.
Europol is the European Union law enforcement organisation that handles criminal intelligence. Its aim is to improve the effectiveness and co operation between the competent authorities of the Member States in preventing and combating terrorism, unlawful drug trafficking and serious international organised crime.