The EU Bookshop is an online bookshop, library and archive of publications from the EU institutions and agencies going back to 1952 and includes work produced jointly with partner institutions. Most publications can be downloaded in pdf format free of charge.
It is accessible via the EU Law and Publications portal.
Upon request of the PETI Committee, the Policy Department on Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs commissioned the present analysis, which examines the situation in relation to openness, transparency, access to documents and information in the EU. Case law and developments in the jurisprudence of the CJEU are examined, notably for legislative documents, documents relating to administrative proceedings, to Court proceedings, infringement proceedings and EU Pilot cases, protection of privacy and international relations. Current and future challenges, as well as conclusions and policy recommendations are set out, in order to ensure compliance with the Treaties’ and Charter of Fundamental Rights’ requirements aimed at enhancing citizens’ participation in the EU decision-making process, and consequently stronger accountability and democracy in the EU.
The Scottish Parliament Information Centre produce an excellent selection of research briefings available to view on EU and International Affairs. You can view more about the history of the EU, the Institutions involved and the impact of EU membership in Scotland.
The Scottish Parliament offers a free eBulletin newsletter with information about future debates and events. This is issued each week, normally on Friday afternoon and SPICe include information on their briefings in this publication. Registration is required.
The UK government is now committed to a referendum on EU membership. Last month Patrick Overy (University of Exeter European Documentation Centre (EDC) Librarian) produced a selection of links and resources on the subject:
Patrick Overy (EDC Librarian) and Subject Librarian (Business)
Forum Library, University of Exeter
Hansard Society News – Special European elections edition
Including The EU explained: a free tool kit for teachers
You can now access the catalogue of the Court of Justice via their Library website. The catalogue is updated daily and is currently the most complete source of bibliographic information relating to EU law.
Are you unsure about the formation of the EU and its institutions? Are you confused about the Treaties and enlargement process? Would you like a clear explanation of the background, key dates and some useful comparative stats? If so, see this new publication from the House of Lords “The European Union Today” LLN 2012/003