What does N-Lex offer?
- An interface between you and databases on national legislation
- A common search form enabling you to make searches in your own language
- Search results coming directly from national databases
- Descriptions of database contents and search options for each country (search fields and different types of national law)
- EuroVoc - the EU's multilingual thesaurus – which helps you to find the corresponding term in a language you do not know, when looking for words in the title or in the text
- Context-sensitive help - to give you more information on specific search fields or show you examples
- Machine Translation Tool – developed in cooperation with the European Commission - translate your search results (titles, reference and summaries) into all Official languages of the European Union
Who is N-Lex for?
- N-Lex was designed to help companies, national civil services and parliaments, universities, legal specialists and the general public.
- It can be useful if you are:
- intending to study or work abroad
- involved in international business
- interested in or need to examine the legal system in a particular EU country
When and how was N-Lex developed?
N-Lex was launched on 28 April 2006. As interest in the project has grown, the number of national sites has risen from 4 at the outset to 27 today – with the long-term goal to include all EU countries.
The site was developed jointly by the EU publications office and EU governments. N-Lex requires considerable ongoing collaboration on both sides, to create a stable, standardised system.