There is no hard-copy compilation of EU law in force - no EU code. To compensate for this, EUR-Lex has a sector called EU Legislation. It can be searched using the EUR-Lex search facility or using the topically organized Directory of European Union legislation.
These are the treaties among the member states that establish the EU and contain the foundations of EU law. The main treaties with preferred sources for citation are the following. A comprehensive collection of the treaties is available on EUR-Lex.
Official Journal of the European Union - This is the official daily gazette of the EU and is the preferred source for all legal enactments of the EU. It is usually abbreviated “O.J.” The O.J. is published in parts:
A reference to the O.J. must contain the L or C number of the daily issue. Thus, a citation to the O.J. must look like this: 2009 O.J. (L265) 20. The preferred source today for the Official Journal in full text is EUR-Lex.
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