Infographic - How to find Council documents

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You can find Council documents in the following sections. See the infographic to check where to find each type of document.

How to access Council documents

How to find Council documents

Meeting documents
Agendas / Minutes / Conclusions / Votes / Outcome of meetings

- 30 years +: Archives 
- Before 1999 & less than 30 years old: Request online
- After 1999: Document register or Request online

Legislation

Preparatory documents

- 30 years +: Archives 
- Before 1999 & less than 30 years old: Request online
- After 1999: Document register or Request online

Adopted laws / Agreements & conventions: Official Journal of the EU

Press releases

- 30 years +: Archives 
- Before 1999 & less than 30 years old: Request online
- 1999-2014: Document register
- From 2015: Press section of Council website


Intergovernmental conferences

- 30 years +: Archives 
- Before 1999 & less than 30 years old: Request online
- 2000: document register
- 2004 and 2007: Inter-governmental conferences section of Council website

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