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Official documents

Official documents available include:

Official Journal of the European Communities http://eur-lex.europa.eu/oj/direct-access.html

Legislation (L-series). Contains the full text of regulations, directives and decisions. Issued daily. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/oj/direct-access.html

Information Notices (C-series). Contains Information and Notices such as the Opinions of the Economic and Social Committee, proposals for legislation and Commission information. Issued daily. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/oj/direct-access.html

Supplement to the Official Journal (S-series). Contains details of all public supply and work contracts for tender in the European Community. http://www.ojeu.eu/

Working Documents of the Commission (COM Documents) http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/index.cfm?fuseaction=list&coteId=1&version=ALL  Contain the text of proposals for legislation and useful background information.

Debates and reports of the European Parliament http://www.europarl.europa.eu/plenary/en/home.html

General report and bulletin of the European Union http://europa.eu/european-union/documents-publications/reports-booklets/general-report_en

The Statistical Office of the European Communities produces a wide variety of statistical data on the European Union, covering topics such as economy and finance, population and social conditions, external trade, the environment and research and development Eurostat: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/main/home