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European Union legal system
There are 27 member countries in the European Union and 23 official languages. The EU was founded in 1958 as the European Economic Community (EEC) in an effort to increase cooperation and avoid conflict between the 6 founding countries. In 1993 the name changed to the European Union to reflect an increasing spectrum of competencies. For more about researching the law of the EU, see the EU page in the International Law Guide.
Official website of the European Union.
European Sources Online : ESO
Provides links to guides and news on many European countries and regions.
Law students & faculty only.
Browse 'International Materials', and choose 'European Union' to see EU case law, legislation, treatises, and journals.
European national law
Each country within the EU has its own legal system and laws. The following resources provide good starting points for researching the laws of many of these nations.
Constitutional Law of 15 EU Member States by
Call Number: KJC4445.S7313 2004
Publication Date: 2004
Covers: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.