Official Journal of the European Union


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The Official Journal (OJ) of the European Union is the official gazette of record for the European Union (EU). It is published every working day in all of the official languages of the member states. Only legal acts published in the Official Journal are binding.

It was first published on 30 December 1952 as the Official Journal of the European Coal and Steel Community. This was renamed Official Journal of the European Communities with the establishment of the European Community before taking its current title when the Treaty of Nice entered into force on 1 February 2003. Since 1998, the Journal has been available online via the EUR-Lex service.

The Journal comprises two series:

  • The L series contains EU legislation including regulations, directives, decisions, recommendations and opinions.
  • The C series contains reports and announcements including the judgments of the European Court of Justice and the General Court (formerly known as the Court of First Instance).

There is also a supplementary S series contain invitations to tender (see: Government procurement in the European Union).

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