What is N-Lex?
It's a single entry point to individual EU countries' national law databases.
N-Lex itself contains no documents. It isn't a database, but an easy-to-use
interface that lets you search national databases (on which it is entirely dependent).
What can you do on N-Lex?
- Use a standard search function to search databases in any
EU country individually or in more than one country at the same time
- Retrieve documents directly from these databases
- Find descriptions of each country's database content (different types
of national law) and instructions on making targeted searches
- Find documents in any EU language (using automated translation to
make searches and translate your search results pages)
N-Lex complements EUR-Lex, the EU's website for legal acts, by linking to
It was developed jointly by the EU's Publications Office and national governments.