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European Union: EU News Sources

Subject Guide for European Union

EU Notes

EU in Brief
Includes brief history, flag, anthem, descriptions of the major organizations and processes of EU and links to further readings. (Washington Delegation)

Describes the EU institutions and links to their homepages (Europa)

Links to EU-related agency homepages (Europa)

Extensive list of EU policies, from agriculture to transport. Each entry includes an overview, EU treaty basis, legislation in force and under consideration, national implementation, and other sources of information. (Europa)

This site gives a summary of the main legislative measures and procedures for each of the activities of the European Union. (Europa- ScadPlus)
These links include introduction, specific areas of activities and programs within the larger area, and greater coverage of the social aspects.
Expanded listing of areas of EU activities and interests

Current Events
Short explanations of current hot topics, and links to the major web sites covering these areas. (Europa)

Official News Sources

Official EU News Sources

News releases announce decisions, new initiatives. Speeches can be used as policy statements. Rapid is the major news databank for the Commission, covering most aspects of EU activities.

Europa Search Engine

Provides advanced search features for the extensive Europa website.


The European Commission's Central Library database. One can search for books, articles, and documents by and about the EU. Includes links to Internet resources on European affairs.(Europa)

Subject Index to EU Web Sites

Maintained by the Washington Delegation. May point to the top page instead of a specific page within a web site.(Washington Delegation)

Other New Sources
Managed and owned by EUbusiness Ltd in the United Kingdom, and in partnership with ICP Europe Publishing plc, this site seeks to provide free, regularly updated news and information about EU policy, legislation, documents and economic data, linked to premium, paid-for content and services.
An independent news site published by ASBL, a non-profit association registered under Belgian law.
Strives to facilitate efficiency and transparency of that "Community" by providing news monitoring, policy positions, discussion forums and contacts on selected EU affairs topics, complementing the existing institutional websites.

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