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Historical Archives of the European Parliament

Many people think that archives are all about dust and old papers. At the Historical Archives of the European Parliament things are a little different.

Historical Archives of the European Parliament

The Historical Archives of the EP manage and preserve official documents and other archival material which reflect the history and activities of the Parliament, dating back to 1952.

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The Archives contain not only original documents, but also digitalised records, pictures, posters, audio records of committee activities (minutes and summaries of meetings, parliamentary reports) illustrating the interinstitutional role of the EP.  (see more)

This wide range of historical archives is available to the public, in accordance with EC Regulation 1049/2001, and can be requested via e-mail (please write to, or by making a study visit to our Luxembourg premises.

What can citizens expect from the Archives?

  • Answers to documentary requests by email or phone
  • Historical studies on EU events
  • Filmed interviews with former Presidents and Secretaries-General of the Parliament
  • Events, such as exhibitions, open days, group visits, information sessions.

If you want to find out more about us, please consult EP page on Historical archives



About Historical Archives

The Historical Archives maintain and make available to the public the documents related to the legislative and political activity of the European Parliament from 1952 until the 6th parliamentary term (2004-2009).


3 thoughts on “Historical Archives of the European Parliament

  1. I have the honour to to have visited the Archives of the European Parliament in Brussels several times. They are very important.

    Posted by alleanzaliberali | May 22, 2014, 17:49


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