The European Parliament maintains and makes available to the public its historical archives of material relating to its legislative and political activity from 1952 until the 6th parliamentary term (2004-2009).
Furthermore, most documents have been digitised and may be consulted at our premises in Luxembourg.
Non-confidential documents may also be obtained by contacting the Historical Archives Unit.
Article 9(2) of Regulation No 354/83, as amended by Regulation No 1700/2003, made provision for each institution to publish information annually on its historical archiving activities. The Historical Archives Unit has been publishing these reports since 2005.
Each report follows an outline common to all the institutions, drawn up by the Interinstitutional Group of European Community Archivists.