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“EU explained” series of booklets

Covers from the “EU explained” series of brochures
What are the aims and the results of major EU policies? The “EU explained” series of booklets presents all existing EU policies to the general public. There are currently 32 titles available.

The following titles are currently available and are regularly updated:

* Ten priorities for Europe

* Agriculture

* Banking and finance

* Borders and security

* Budget

* Climate action

* Competition

* Consumers

* Culture and audiovisual

* Customs

* Digital agenda

* Economic and monetary union and the euro

* Education, training, youth and sport

* Employment and social affairs

* Energy

* Enlargement

* Enterprise

* Environment

* Food safety

* Humanitarian aid and civil protection

* Internal market

* International cooperation and development

* Justice, fundamental rights and equality

* Maritime affairs and fisheries

* Migration and asylum

* Public health

* Regional policy 

* Research and innovation

* Taxation 

* Trade

* Transport

The list in EU Bookshop always displays the latest edition of each publication.

Get it here

NB: The brochures in this series are not printed in advance. They can be read online, printed by users themselves, or printed on demand. Each title contains about 16 A4 pages.

Print on demand for partners:

Representations, EDICS, EDCs, and Delegations can ask for printed copies of the series “The EU explained”, if they cannot make copies in other ways. See full explanation at

24 languages.