EUR-Lex is an official website of the European Union. Legislation, case law, and other public documents are published on EUR-Lex. It is a central source of primary European Union law.
Documents on EUR-Lex are freely accessible and available in the 24 official languages of the EU.
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The database is updated daily with some texts dating back to 1951.
EUR-Lex content is grouped into "sectors," each represented by a number or letter.
|1 - Treaties||2 - International Agreements||3 - Legislation|
|4 - Complementary Legislation||5 - Preparatory Acts||6 - Case Law|
|7 - National Transposition Measures||8 - References to National Case Law Concerning EU Law||9 - Parliamentary Questions|
|0 - Consolidated Acts||C - Other Documents Published in the Official Journal C Series||E - EFTA Documents|
Most documents on EUR-Lex have a unique identifying number called its CELEX number. Knowing a document's CELEX number helps you retrieve material faster. Being able to interpret a CELEX number helps you identify important information about a document quickly.
The basic makeup of a CELEX number is Sector + Year + Doc Type + Document Number. This infographic explains how to interpret a CELEX number, and how changing a single unit changes the identification of the document: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/content/tools/eur-lex-celex-infographic-A3.pdf
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