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EUR-Lex Access to European Union law

This document is an excerpt from the EUR-Lex website

Registration on EUR-Lex

Help

Saving documents, saving searches, creating personalised RSS feeds and using expert search are just some of the perks of creating a user account with EUR-Lex. Registered users have a great choice of functions within the official website of EU law and other public documents of the EU.

In the Help pages there are indications on how to use the options in EUR-Lex, including whether they are restricted to registered users. If no specific indication is provided, then a given option is available to both registered users and anonymous users

1. Create an account

You can register and sign in to EUR-Lex with your EU Login credentials.

EU Login is the European Commission’s user authentication service. It allows authorised users to access a wide range of Commission web services using a single email address and password

Follow these steps to create a EUR-Lex account with EU Login.

  1. Look for the user icon in the top right-hand corner of any EUR-Lex page and click on Register.
  2. You will be taken to the EU Login page where you should click on Create an account and fill in a form.
  3. Once you have submitted the form you will receive an email asking you to log in to EU Login and choose a password.
  4. Once your account has been activated you can proceed straight to EUR-Lex

2. Sign in

Check that you already have an EU Login email address and password (see Create an account, above).

  1. Look for the user icon in the top right-hand corner of any EUR-Lex page and click on Sign in.
  2. Use your EU Login email address and password and click on Sign in.
  3. The EUR-Lex website will appear and your username will be displayed next to the user icon in the top right-hand corner.

Before you first sign in, make sure to read Your first sign in below for more information.

2.1. Your first sign in

When you sign in for the first time you will be asked to set some initial preferences.

On the screen you will see your automatically assigned username, your first and last name and your EU Login email address. This is information retrieved from EU Login (where it can be changed if need be).

Now set the display languages and click on Save.

Preferred language Language used to display documents if the text is not available in the language of the website.
First alternative language Language used to display documents if the text is not available in the language of the website or in the preferred language.
Second alternative language Language used to display documents if the text is not available in the language of the website or in the preferred language or in the first alternative language.

You can always edit these settings in your user account preferences.

You will now be able to adjust other settings or go to the homepage (click on the EUR-Lex logo in the top left-hand corner) and start your session.

2.2. Forgot your password?

The password is needed in order to sign in to EUR-Lex. If you forgot it, you will need to specify a new one in the EU Login system.

  1. Look for the user icon in the top right-hand corner of any EUR-Lex page and click on Sign in.
  2. Enter your EU Login email address and click on Next.
  3. Click on Lost your password? under the Password box and follow the instructions.
  4. You will receive an email with a link, which will be available for 10 minutes.
  5. Follow the link and enter a new password. Once it has been validated your new password will be activated and you can sign in to EUR-Lex again

 

3. Change your user information

Follow these steps if you need to change your user information (name, email address and/or password).

  1. Sign in to EUR-Lex.
  2. Look for the user icon in the top right-hand corner of any EUR-Lex page and click on Preferences.
  3. Click on EU Login under Update personal data.
  4. Click on the settings icon next to your name to view or change your data.