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New file transfers from Council and Commission arrive in Florence

Posted on 21 December 2020

New deposits from the Council of the European Union and from the European Commission have recently reached Florence.

The file transfer from the Secretariat-General of the Council of the European Union, initially planned for end of October but postponed due to the critical Covid-19 emergency situation in Belgium, consists in nine pallets containing 718 archival boxes. These include the legislative acts adopted by the institution in 1977, 1986 and 1987 (CM2 sub-fonds), as well as a series of six folders which complete the sub-fonds on the sessions of the Council-COREPER 1976-1989 already preserved at the HAEU.

The file transfer from the European Commission consists in 13 pallets containing 775 archival files belonging to the holdings BAC 214/1980, BAC 8/2001, BAC 408/2004, BAC 255/1995, BAC 99/2011, and BAC 119/2017, as well as six files belonging to INV1/2018. The BAC files document the EEC’s relations with the Mediterranean and the development cooperation policies; the activities of the Washington office and the Commission’s Press and Information service; the meetings and sessions of the Economic Policy Committee (EPC) and the Budgetary Policy Committee (BPC). The new fonds INV1/2018 brings together the different documents produced by the Cabinet Roy Jenkins.

Over the month of December, several EU institutions, including the aforementioned two, the Court of Justice of the EU, and the European Investment Bank, transferred new files respecting the Covid-19 safety and security measures. The new sets of files will now be prepared for opening to the public for consultation under the conditions governing their access and use.

Established in 1983 following the regulation by the Council of the European Communities and the decision by the Commission of the European Communities to open their historical archives to the public, the HAEU preserves and makes accessible to the public the archives deposited by EU institutions according to the thirty-year rule governing access to EU institutional documents.

Consult the inventories of the holdings of the Council of the EU and of the European Commission preserved at the HAEU.