Posted on 03 October 2019
Following various transfers done between 2012 and 2018, 34.195 new files mainly reflecting the legislative activity of Parliament were made available to researchers.
These documents reflect the activities of the European Parliament, and are a key source of information about the history of European integration. Through the work of parliamentary committees and delegations (reports, minutes) and session documents (parliamentary questions, minutes of plenary meetings), we will find the main events that characterized this period, including the enlargement to 15 Member States, the introduction of the Euro and the Treaty of Amsterdam, which strengthened the evolution of Parliament to the role of co-legislator.
The PE4 fonds is included under all the fonds transferred by the EP Historical Archives which are organized from 1952 to 1958 under a first fonds for the activity of the Assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community, then 1958 to 1979 in a second fonds which groups the activity of the Parliament before the first European elections by direct universal suffrage (PE0) and finally by legislatures: PE1 (1979-1984), PE2 (1984-1989), PE3 (1989-1994) ) and PE4 (1994–1999). Approximately 162,000 records can be consulted in the reading room.
For the period from 1952 to 1989, there will also be a series of documents from the governing bodies (Bureau, Presidents' Offices, Quaestors).
Detailed inventories of all fonds realised by Historical Archives of the European Parliament in Luxembourg will follow shortly.
Consult the PE4 fonds (1994 - 1999).