European Law: Secondary Legislation

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Preparatory legislation of the European Union

Legislative proposals

Legislative proposals are available in EUR-Lex and OEIL databases. Commission legislative proposals, so-called COM documents are numbered according to year and issue, for example, COM (96) 120.

Minutes of parliamentary meetings, resolutions, written questions and committee reports and other documents since 2001 are available in the European Parliament Register of Documents.

Statements and other documents of the Economic and Social Commission are available from the EESC homepage. The statements and other documents of the Committee of Regions are available from the CoR homepage.

Preparatory Acts of the Council of Europe

Parliamentary Assembly

Three types of text:

  1. Recommendations – these are addressed to the Committee of Ministers
  2. Resolutions – expressions of its own viewpoint
  3. Opinions – on membership applications, draft treaties or other issues referred to it

Making European Law

EU Legislation



  • Summaries of EU legislation  Presents the main aspects of European Union (EU) legislation in a concise, easy-to-read and unbiased way. It provides approximately 3 000 summaries of European legislation, divided into 32 subject areas corresponding to the activities of the European Union.

EU Member States Legislation and Justice Systems

You can search the EU member states' national legislation from the N-Lex-portal.

To find out about Member States' justice systems go to the E-justice Portal.