Minutes of meetings
Including the weekly meetings of:
- ECSC High Authority (1953-67)
- EEC Commission (1958-67)
- Euratom Commission (1958-67)
- European Commission (since 1967)
- Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper,
Minutes can be
accessed in accordance with the 30-year rule in the reading
room and online.
Collection of COM files produced by the Registry of the
Executive Secretariat of the Commission of the European Economic
Community from 1958 to 1967 and of the General Secretariat of
the Commission of the European Communities from 1967 to 1986.
COM documents are most often legislative proposals, but
they may also consist of reports, communications to the Council
and/or other institutions, white or green papers, etc.
The COM file compiles the different versions of a text,
allowing to follow its drafting process, as well as its
different linguistic versions.
Speeches made since
1952 by presidents, commissioners, commission officials, members
of the European parliament and other figures. The speeches can
be consulted in the reading room.
For speeches pronounced since 1985, see the RAPID database and the Commissioners' websites.
Other document collections
The following documents are open to the public in our
- Annual General Reports, which give an
overall picture of EU activities:
- ECSC (1952-67);
- EEC (1958-67);
- Euratom (1958-1967);
- European Communities, later European Union (1967-2005).
Recent EU General Reports are available online.
- Subject-specific annexes to the
General Reports (social policy, agriculture, competition, etc.)
- EU Bulletin, chronicling the main
activities of the EU's various institutions (ECSC, EEC,
Communities). Bulletins from after 1996 are available
- Commission organisational charts and
the official directory of the EU.
See also the Commission directory.
- Studies commissioned by the Commission
and stored in the Historical Archives Service until 1st July
2012 (access on request only).