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Starting point

When information is needed on the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) a good place to start is at EUi.

Here you will find the official websites of EU, EEA and EFTA as well as search engines and databases pertaining to European affairs.

Quick links

The main databases and search engines:  

  • EUR-Lex: provides access to the Official Journal of the EU, EU law, preparatory acts, EU case-law, international agreements, EFTA documents and other documents.
  • EEA-Lex: contains proposed EU legal acts with possible EEA relevance, adopted EU acts under consideration for incorporation and acts that are already part of the EEA Agreement.

  • ESA: The EFTA Surveillance Authority monitors compliance with European Economic Area rules in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Here one may check the implementation status of all directives and regulations of the EEA countries



Below is a list of websites which contain links to institutions and issues pertaining to agreements of the EU, EFTA, and EEA. Note that this is not an exhaustive list. Links to EU databases can be found under EU Databases.

EU Websites

  • EUROPA Official Website of the European Union

Information Services

EU Presidencies


Other Websites on the European Union - EU

  •, information site on EU policy issues with links to EU documents

European Economic Area - EEA

European Free Trade Association - EFTA

Icelandic EU / EFTA / EEA Websites

  • EEA site on the Web site of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Below are links to databases of the European Union. EUR-Lex is the portal to European Union Law. All EU databases are free of charge and provide open access.

  • ARCHISplus - Database of the Historical Archives

  • CORDIS - Research & Innovation development activities

  • CURIA - Case Law

  • EUR-Lex - Access to European Union Law

  • EUROVOC - Multilingual thesaurus covering the fields in which the EU is active

  • FIND-eR - European Commission Library Catalogue and E-resources
  • OEIL - The Legislative Observatory at the European Parliament

  • N-Lex - The common access portal for national law

  • PRELEX - Commission database on inter-institutional procedures of legislative procedures

  • RAPID - Press Releases of the Commission

  • SCADPLUS - Summaries of legislation

  • TED - Procurement and tenders