is the official website of the European Union. It is a good starting point if you are looking for information and services provided by the EU. This site gives you basic information on how the EU works, the latest EU news and events and links to EU information on the website of EU institutions and agencies.

How the EU works

Basic information about the EU.

Fact Sheets on the European Union

The aim of the Fact Sheets is to provide an overview of European integration and of the European Parliament’s contribution to that process. They are intended to provide non‑specialists with a straightforward and concise overview of the European Union’s institutions and policies, and of the role that Parliament plays in their development. This online version is reviewed and updated – as soon as the European Parliament adopts any important positions or policies – at regular intervals throughout the year.

Summaries of EU legislation

The “Summaries of EU legislation” website presents the main aspects of European Union (EU) legislation in a concise, easy-to-read and unbiased way. It provides approximately 3 000 summaries of European legislation, divided into 32 subject areas corresponding to the activities of the European Union.


This glossary contains 233 terms relating to European integration and the institutions and activities of the EU.