EU Law

The European Union has a legal personality and its own legal system. EU legislation has a direct or indirect impact on the national law of its Member States. The legal system is usually subdivided into primary legislation (treaties and general principles of law) and in secondary legislation (legal acts based on EU Treaties).

EU Institutions

EU Policy at a Glance

Treaties and Agreements


Case law (European Court of Justice etc.)

Publications: Reports, Documents, Journals



Statistics, Infographics

Speeches, Press Releases

  • European Commission, Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security:
    Reynders (2019-2024) ; Jurová (2014-2019) ; Reding (2010-2014) ; Vitorino (1999-2004)
Press releases

EU Programmes and Events

  • European Commission, DG for Justice and Consumers:
    • Current funding programmes (Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC) ; Justice (JUST) ; Consumers (CP) ; Europe for Citizens (EFC))
    • e‑CODEX (e‑Justice-Communication via Online Data Exchange)
    • Previous programmes: 2014-2020 (1 ; 2) ; 2007–2013 (archive)
  • Fundamental Rights Forum: 2021 ; 2018

Focus on: EU Migration policy

Other Internet Resources