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Browse by EU institutions


You can browse documents by the institutions that adopted them:

  • European Parliament
  • European Council
  • Council of the European Union
  • European Commission
  • Court of Justice of the European Union
  • European Central Bank
  • Court of Auditors
  • European Economic and Social Committee
  • European Committee of the Regions.

On the homepage, click Browse by EU institutions and then select an institution.

Depending on the institution, you can browse documents according to their types (e.g. regulations or judgments of the Court of Justice) and/or years.

The numbers in blue indicate how many documents are available for each category. Clicking a number brings you to a results page with all the documents matching your selection.

Screenshot showing the option browse by institution

European Central Bank

The European Central Bank (ECB) has a specific section with customised search tools:

  • Quick search in ECB documents limits the results to the documents from the ECB or the European Monetary Institute and to relevant case-law.
  • Advanced search redirects you to an advanced search dedicated only to documents of this specific section.
  • Browse by topic lets you browse documents according to the classification scheme used by the ECB.
  • Find a document and Find a court case helps you find ECB documents and case-law relevant for the ECB according to year, number and type.
  • The Visual navigation box provides statistics on ECB documents. It redirects you to a page where you can browse ECB documents by year, type of legal act or subject. You can click the bars in the graphics, which then redirect you to related results pages.
  • Recently published provides quick access to recent ECB documents published on EUR-Lex.

The ECB section also contains pages dedicated to European banking supervision and ECB-related primary law.

Screenshot showing the ECB section