The official publications desk of the European Union has released three information items of importance to researchers in European Law. At the end of March, 2013, ” the new EUR-Lex moved from the webgate to the europa.eu domain. The new address is http://new.eur-lex.europa.eu, open to everyone. An easy access point is the button on the home page of the current EUR-Lex..
In the beginning of May, an important update of the website was brought online. It incorporates feedback gotten so far from testers. The new version includes e.g. easier access to all search features, via a widget on the homepage.
Thanks to a new Council Regulation (No 216/2013 of 7 March 2013), the legal value of the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) will on the 1st of July 2013 go from the paper to the electronic version. Therefore, the display of the OJ has been adapted. Already today, each electronic OJ is signed by an electronic signature. From the 1st of July, it will be possible to verify this e-signature and the authentic character of the electronic edition of the OJ via Checklex. There will be direct links from EUR-Lex to this application.
In the mean time, EUR-Lex is getting ready to welcome Croatia, joining the EU on the 1st of July 2013. From that date, the website will be available in Croatian.”