The European Parliament’s Register of Documents has references to documents produced or received by the European Parliament since 3 December 2001, the date on which Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 came into effect. The public has direct access to the vast majority of these documents in their electronic form. Electronic access is free and no justification is necessary.
As a general rule, the register shows for each document:
If you are looking for historical documents, or are carrying out thematic and/or in-depth documentary research, please contact the European Parliament's historical archives service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 Citizens’ Enquiry Service
For further information, please see the heading ‘Information’
The European Parliament's offices will be closed from 23 December 2014 to 4 January 2015. Any document access requests received during that period will not be recorded until 5 January 2015. The 15-working-day time limit placed on replies to document requests (in accordance with Article 7(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001) will therefore run from that date.