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New file transfer from the Court of Justice of the EU arrives in Florence

Posted on 14 December 2020

The Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) received a new deposit from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on Wednesday 9 December 2020.

The archival transfer consists of 87 boxes (approximately 57 linear metres) containing the Court’s Original Procedure Records for the years 1983 to 1986. The six pallets containing the boxes arrived in a sealed truck from Luxembourg on Wednesday morning.

This new transfer was possible in full respect of safety and security measures in the context of the Covid-19 emergency. The responsible Head of Archives Unit at the Court, Rita Erhard, who had prepared the files for deposit in Florence with her team, said : “Preserving and making accessible the historical archives of the Court of Justice of the European Union is fundamental for the advancement of a democratic society and the valorisation of the EU institutions’ work towards closer cooperation and integration in Europe. This new transfer of original procedure files 1983-1986 marks an important step in this respect, and we are pleased that it could take place despite the current emergency situation and the difficult travel conditions”.

The new set of files will now be prepared for opening to the public for consultation under the conditions governing access and use of the CJEU archival holdings. Under the terms of the contract signed in July 2014 and governed by Council Regulation (EU) 2015/496 on the deposit of the historical archives of EU institutions, new archival sets of the Court of Justice are regularly transferred from Luxemburg to Florence and made available for public consultation. To learn more about the conditions governing the access and use of the CJEU archival holdings, click here

To consult the inventory of the CJEU holdings, click here.