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Official Journal of the European Union

Electronic editions of the OJ (e-OJ) published after 1 July 2013 are authentic (have legal force). See Regulation (EU) No 216/2013. The paper version no longer has any legal value – except when we are unable to publish an OJ online because of unforeseen disruption to our IT systems (Find paper versions of the OJ with legal effect). The e-OJ has an advanced electronic signature which guarantees its authenticity, integrity and inalterability.

Publications of Representative of the European Union to the Republic of Croatia

In this section you can find local publications about the EU and Croatia issued by delegation or representative office of the European Union to the Republic of Croatia. Publications of other institutions and agencies of the European Union is available online on the EU bookshop. On these pages you will also find the online catalog and archive of all EU publications.

EU Bookshop is an online bookshop, library and archive of publications dating back to 1952. It contains 100,000 titles and 190,000 corresponding electronic versions (PDFs, e books, CD ROMs, DVDs, etc.) in more than 50 languages, including the 24 official languages of the EU. To obtain a hardcopy of certain titles, you may have to pay a small fee. PDF and e-book versions are free of charge. The vast majority of titles on EU Bookshop are authored by EU institutions such as the European Commission, European Parliament, Council of the EU, EU agencies and other bodies.


Treaty of Lisbon

The Treaty of Lisbon (initially known as the Reform Treaty) is an international agreement which amends the two treaties which form the constitutional basis of the European Union (EU). The Treaty of Lisbon was signed by the EU member states on 13 December 2007, and entered into force on 1 December 2009. It amends the Maastricht Treaty (1993), which also is known as theTreaty on European Union, and the Treaty of Rome (1958), which also is known as the Treaty establishing the European Community(TEEC).

Treaty concerning the accession of the Republic of Croatia

Agreement on the Croatian accession to the EU is an international agreement between Member States of the EU and Croatian whose conclusion and entry into force of a legal precondition for the development of Croatian membership in the European Community and the European Atomic Energy Community. The contract was signed in Brussels, 9 December 2011.

Official sources and databases EU

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 and other public documents. It also allows you to follow legislative procedures. The database is updated daily and contains more than 3 million items with some texts dating back to 1951. Each document is displayed with analytical metadata (publication reference, dates, keywords, etc.) organised behind different tabs: about this document, text, linked documents, procedure (the life cycle of a document), all. A document can be displayed in up to 3 languages simultaneously.

European E-justice

The European e-Justice Portal is conceived as a future electronic one-stop-shop in the area of justice. As a first step it strives to make your life easier by providing information on justice systems and improving access to justice throughout the EU, in 23 languages.

CURIA – Court of Justice of the European Union

Only the versions of the documents published in the ‘Reports of Cases’ or the ‘Official Journal of the European Union’ are authentic. The other documents available on the Institution’s website are given for the purposes of public information and are subject to amendment. The information and texts available on this site may be reproduced provided the source is acknowledged. Readers should be aware that certain parts of such information and texts might be protected under intellectual property law, in particular by copyright.

OEIL – European Parlament Legislative Observatory 

The Legislative Observatory database was set up in 1994 as a tool for monitoring the EU institutional decision-making process, with a particular focus on the European Parliament’s role. The website has ever since expanded to include more information on Parliament’s activities, involving not only its legislative but also its budgetary powers, its right of initiative, its power to endorse appointments, its power to revoke a delegation of power or oppose to its tacit renewal etc.

TED provides free access to business opportunities from the European Union, the European Economic Area and beyond. Every day, from Tuesday to Saturday, a further 1,700 public procurement notices are published on TED. You can browse, search and sort procurement notices by country, region, business sector and more. Information about every procurement document is published in the 24 official EU languages. All notices from the EU’s institutions are published in full in these languages.

European Sources Online (ESO) is an online database and information service which provides access to information on the institutions and activities of the European Union, the countries, regions and other international organisations of Europe, and on issues of importance to European researchers, citizens and stakeholders.