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European Union's Official Web Site. Provides information on:

    • EU activities, e.g. agriculture, trade, public health, etc.;
    • EU documents & publications & statistics; 
    • links to EU Parliament, Commission, Council, and other EU bodies;
    • links to homepages of Commission Delegations around the world:
    • Current news

Information service that focuses on the European Union and the countries of Europe.

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Web Portals 

This comprehensive gateway from the University of California Berkeley Library allows access to the EU and its institutions, official documents and periodicals, topical servers and sites about the EU.

English language site that offers a subject approach to EU web resources. There are links to contact organizations, publications (green and white papers, reports and studies, databases, journals, statistics, legislation, directories and glossaries) and miscellaneous other sources.

Index to the websites of the European Union's institutions and specialized agencies in Europe.

This site provides links to sources of information on Canada - EU relations and initiatives and to general information on the EU and its members.

News and Press Releases 

Provides EU news related to doing business in the European Union.

Provides the latest EU related news.

Updated news monitoring and policy reports.

Has the latest news and releases from the European Commission and the European Union and a searchable archives back to 1985.

Background briefings on the headlines and links to news items on current European Union issues.

Economic Issues 

A topical server that contains links to official documents, publications, speeches, press releases and related sites on the single currency.


Legislation and Legal Sourcces

From the European Commission Delegation in the United States.

Provides access to the full-text of the Official Journal of the EU, treaties, legislation, case-law and legislative proposals.

Contains information about EU Member States, Community law, European law, and various other aspects of civil and commercial law.

Covers treaties, legislation, case law, periodical literature, and includes sources on the implementation of EU laws at the national level. Provides links to guides for proper citation of EU materials.

Catalogues and Indexes

European Commission Libraries Catalogue provides access to over 350,000 catalogue records in the domain of European affairs. Included are records and links to Internet Resources in the broad area of European integration.

A catalogue and archive of all EU publications with free electronic full text and paper copies for sale.

Provides access to the tables of contents of journals in areas of law, human rights, economics, history and political science. (Check the MUN Library Catalogue to access the journals identified in any search.) There is also a link to the full-text of the Jean Monnet Working Papers.


Contains economic and financial data by Euro area.

In addition to providing demographic, socio-economic and environmental statistics, the site provides links to the national statistics offices of EU countries, Eurostat Data Shops for assistance with data queries, release dates for various statistical indicators, and information on Eurostat and its objectives. Click on 'On-line Indicators' and 'EU Indicators' for the statistical tables.

Provides easy access to Eurostat statistical information. Includes:

    • encyclopedia of EU statistics
    • portal to further information
    • statistical glossary