Central Archives of the Council of the European Union

Contact Details

+32 22819400
Opening Hours

9.00-16.30, Monday to Friday.

Access Informations

Access Conditions

Files and documents older than 30 years can be accessed by the public. The original documents are sent to the EU's historical archives, which are stored at the European University Institute in Florence. Microfiches and/or electronic copies of the documents can be consulted at the Council's archives in Brussels.
Some exceptions apply, for example in the case of classified documents or in order to protect:
the privacy and integrity of individuals
commercial interests, including intellectual property


Please consult the official website to get the directions to reach the EU Council's Archives


Archive Building

Justus Lipsius building and is accessible via the "Belliard " entrance
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 175
B-1048 Bruxelles/Brussel

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