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Your search will result in one or several pages listing documents or procedures.
The number of results is indicated at the top of the page.

EUR-Lex uses a system to make popular and important documents more visible. These are highlighted in a blue frame on top of the results list (with a maximum of 10 highlighted items displayed).

By default, each result consists of the following:

For documents:

  • a clickable title that directs you to the related document page in the language of the search
  • publication reference (e.g. OJ L 130, 25/05/1994, p.43-63) with the available languages
  • if relevant, the status of the document (e.g. ‘in force’)
  • an identifier (CELEX number, e.g. 31994D0295)
  • author
  • document date
  • if relevant, a link to the current consolidated version
  • clickable icons that direct you to the pdf or html version of the document.

For procedures:

  • a clickable title that directs you to the related procedure page on EUR-Lex in the language of the search
  • reference of the initiating act (e.g. COM (2013) 531)
  • initiating document (usually a CELEX number with link, e.g. 52013PC0531)
  • adopted acts – if any (usually a CELEX number with link)
  • procedure status (e.g. ‘ongoing’).

You can use the results page to:

  • refine your search query (filter) by keyword, collection, year of document, author, etc.
  • edit your search
  • change the information displayed about the document or procedures (‘Customise shown information’)
  • change the sort order of the list using the drop-down menus
  • export all or a selection of the search results. This will render selected information in several formats (PDF, XML, Excel, TSC, CSV). The export file size is limited to 5 MB for non-registered users.

as registered users :

  • save the criteria of your searches (‘Save to my searches’)
  • create alert notifications (‘Create in My alerts (RSS feeds)’)
  • save and organise documents in folders (‘Save to My items’)

Find more help to:

Refine your query
Edit your search
Customise the results list
Export results