About this site
This website is managed by the European Commission's Directorate General for Justice .
What policies are covered by this site?
This site covers all policies and activities of the European Commission relating to the development of a European Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.
What kind of material can you find on this site?
- An overview of current European Commission policies and activities in the field of Justice
- News on latest developments, including links to press releases and other press material
- Links to electronic versions of relevant legislation, publications, reports and studies
- Access to public consultations - your chance to "have your say" on future policy development
- Information on events, conferences and other activities organised by the Commission in the field of Justice
What languages is the website available in?
We try to publish as much information as possible, particularly information aimed at a wide public, in all 23 official languages of the European Union .
However, translation costs and time constraints mean that not all material can realistically be translated. More specialised web texts are available in English, French and German, as are time-sensitive items such as news announcements. Some technical material, including highly-specialised reports and studies, are available only in English.
European Union Press Releases, to which many of our news announcements link, are usually available in most official languages. (see also RAPID press database.)
All European Union legislation and other official documents are available in all official languages from the European Commission's EUR-Lex site.
How accessible is this website?
This website follows international guidelines for accessible web content so that it can be accessed and understood by as many people as possible without discrimination. Full information on Europa accessibility policy .
The information available on this site may only be reproduced on condition that the source is acknowledged. See the copyright notice .
Image and photo credits
Regarding all pictures used on this website, the European Commission either owns the copyright or has obtained the proper permission to use them from the owner(s) of the copyright. They can only be used on the EUROPA website. Reproduction or any other use of these pictures is not permitted.