Discover the latest developments on the EUR-Lex website: 03/2020

Here are the main recent changes to EUR-Lex.

    Consolidated acts

    The display of consolidated acts has been enriched with the following features:

    • Under the title of a consolidated act, a link to the initial legal act has been added.
    • It is also indicated if the initial act is in force or not (or if its date of entry into force is not known yet).
    • A new link redirects users to the current consolidated version of an act. If the act is repealed, the link redirects to the latest consolidated version.
    • A list with links to all the consolidated versions of an act is also available (left-hand side of the page). The current consolidated version appears in bold and the version the user is viewing is highlighted. A link to the initial legal act is displayed at the bottom of the list.
    • Navigation within the act is facilitated thanks to a table of content which is now also available for all consolidated texts on the left-hand side of the page, below the list of consolidated versions.
    • The multilingual view takes into account the presence/absence of preambles. As a result, texts are better aligned.


    • In the Advanced search form, the “Text search” box has been simplified and enriched with a new AND button which offers new possibilities like searching for documents with specific terms in the title and other ones in the text.
    • Also in the Advanced search form, a new box “Show only documents available in”, at the bottom of the page, offers the possibility to search only for documents available in specific languages.
    • Case law summaries and JURE summaries are now searchable via the Document Number and Celex Number search boxes on the homepage.

      The Celex number of a case-law summary is constructed by adding “_SUM” to the Celex number of the case-law it relates to (e.g. 62016TJ0830_SUM).

      The Celex number of a JURE summary is constructed by adding “_SUMJURE” to the Celex number of the JURE case-law it relates to (e.g. 82018DE1211(51)_SUMJURE).

    Results page

    • The information on the search results page can be enriched with new information by clicking on “Change displayed metadata” at the top or the bottom of any search results page:
      • Available languages and formats.
      • Procedure number, showing the number for the interinstitutional legislative procedure.
      • Session number (for some documents emanating from the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of Regions).

    Information about documents

    • When an act does not have a specified end of validity, it is now indicated “No end date” instead of “31/12/9999” previously.
    • The timelines of the law-making procedures have been redesigned. Now, they show by default the latest events at the top of the page and the oldest ones at the bottom. You can change the order to have the oldest ones at the top by clicking on the “Reverse order” button.
    • Identification of ECB acts adopted from 01/01/2020 has been streamlined. Their Celex numbers are no longer based on ECB internal numbers, but on the number they receive when published in the Official Journal.
    • The tables of content of documents are more visible and better structured.


    • Texts of tooltips have been made clearer for users of screenreaders.


    • Statistics on Commission proposals are now available (adopted, withdrawn and rejected).
    • Statistics on legal acts can now be exported in the following formats: CSV, TSV, Excel, XML, PDF.

    RSS feeds

    • The size of the RSS feed titles has been increased to 255 characters (50 previously).

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