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Official sources of information about the EU

The Bulletin of the EU, published between 1958 and 2004, provides an insight into the monthly activities of the European Commission and of the other European institutions. The Bulletin is available online from 1996 to 2009 and in print in the EUI library since 1958. It is supplemented by the annual General Report on the Activities of the European Union, which the Commission is obliged to publish under the terms of the Treaties.

EU Newsroom provides several sections with up-to-date official information on EU current events, such as:

European Media Monitor (maintained by the Joint Research Centre) gathers reports from news portals worldwide in 60 languages, classifies the articles, analyses the news texts by extracting information from them, aggregates the information, issues alerts and produces intuitive visual presentations of the information.

Other Sources

Europe Daily Bulletin or Agence Europe (EUI library subscription)  is a daily news bulletin (in French and English) and one of the most authoritative sources of information on European economic and political integration. It is an essential work tool for researchers. The EUI Library provides access to electronic: Agence Europe online (2000 onwards); Microfiche: French (9/12/1957-29/12/1967, 02/01-24/05/1968); Print: English (1979-2014); Print: French (1968-2014).

Europe Diplomacy & Defence (EUI library subscription) gives information on the main decisions taken by the EU and NATO, as well as analysis and comments by those involved in and experts of defence matters, including reports and practical information.  It is the essential complement to Europe Daily Bulletin.

EUI users who would like to subscribe to the daily newsletter of Europe Daily Bulletin and Europe Diplomacy & Defence can send a request to the EDC librarian.

EUobserver is an independent daily source of EU related news and information across the European Union since 2000. It contains news items, opinions, reports, blog posts. It offers a newsletter subscription (https://euobserver.com/my/newsletter).

EurActiv.com is a free and independent media portal on EU affairs. Set up in 1999, EurActiv's coverage of EU affairs concentrates on policy positions by EU Actors trying to influence policies at the early stages of policy and decision-making. It contains news items, views and comments, as well as fact-sheets and summaries.

Politico Europe is a Brussels-based European affairs newspaper. It is the successor of European Voice. It covers institutional affairs, EU policy, foreign affairs and more. The EUI library does not have a subscription to the online PoliticoPro sections, but subscribes to the print version. Look up the latest issues via the Library catalogue.

Financial Times Europe (EUI library subscription) provides a summary of news  on matters concerning the European Union, the Euro and European corporate affairs. It offers a daily newsletter on the top European news and opinion, selected and analysed by the FT's Brussels bureau.

Factiva (EUI library subscription) a large database that reaches across disciplines from business and current events, provides European Union news (available in various languages) from major national, international and regional newspapers. Factiva news pages are created by Factiva editors (on Menu: News Pages/ Factiva pages/choose European Union on the left). Factiva also includes the EUR-Lex website, giving access to the law of the European Union.

European Sources Online (ESO), a database curated by the EDC of University of Cardiff, provides free access to information on the institutions and activities of the European Union, on European countries, and on issues relevant to European researchers and citizens. The information is selected daily by experts in the field from various sources, including:

  • official EU documentation,
  • international organisations and national governments,
  • think tanks and research organisations,
  • textbooks and journals,
  • key news sources.

In addition to using the search page to find information, it is possible to browse the latest news on the News and Analysis page. 

Page last updated on 25 September 2020