Understanding EUR-Lex

Today I’d like to bring to your attention a fantastic little resource which can be used to understand how CELEX document codes are used in EUR-Lex (the e-platform for European Union law). The CELEX number is the unique identifier of each document in EUR-Lex, regardless of language.

On top of being helpful when searching for and accessing documents, this list also provides a great overview of the document types contained in the database:

  • treaties
  • international agreements
  • legislation
  • complementary legislation
  • preparatory acts and working documents
  • jurisprudence
  • national transposition measures
  • national case law
  • parliamentary questions
  • consolidated documents
  • the official journal series
  • EFTA documents.

You will find the list here. Enjoy! 🙂

There are also video tutorials to help – including this tongue-in-cheek introduction.

Other more detailed videos on searching the database can be found in the EUR-Lex playlist.



Hat tip to @cottinstef for making me aware of the CELEX code list via Nuzzel.

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