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If you are looking for historical documents, or are carrying our thematic and/or in depth documentary research, please contact the European Parliament's historical archives service .

If you are not looking for specific documents but simply for information about the European Parliament, you can contact the European Parliament's Citizen's Enquiry Service (Ask EP) .

If you are looking for documents from other European institutions, you may want to consult the following links
Other documentary sources
More information:
  • EUR-Lex : access point for the Official Journal of the European Union in electronic form as well as all legislation in force.
  • PreLex : a database of interinstitutional procedures. It enables you to follow the main stages of the decision-making process between the Commission and the other institutions and see the full text of the documents.
  • The European Parliament Legislative Observatory : database that provides access to summaries of every stage of decision-making procedure in which the European Parliament is involved. The procedure sheets provide access to the different documents drawn up by Community institutions and bodies within the context of a given procedure.
  • TED (Tenders Electronic Daily) : internet version of the Supplement to the Official Journal. You can see the calls for tender published by the European institutions.
  • EU Bookshop : from this site you can access all publications, free or for sale, from the European institutions, and from the agencies and other decentralised EU bodies.
 
Article 15 TFEU
(ex Article 255 TEC)

1. In order to promote good governance and ensure the participation of civil society, the Union’s institutions, bodies, offices and agencies shall conduct their work as openly as possible.

3. Any citizen of the Union, and any natural or legal person residing or having its registered office in a Member State, shall have a right of access to documents of the Union's institutions, bodies, offices and agencies, whatever their medium, subject to the principles and the conditions to be defined in accordance with this paragraph.

[…] Each institution, body, office or agency shall ensure that its proceedings are transparent and shall elaborate in its own Rules of Procedure specific provisions regarding access to its documents, in accordance with the regulations referred to in the second subparagraph.