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The EU branded core website also known as inter-institutional site ( is the official website of the European Union. It is a good starting point if you are looking for information and services provided by the EU but you don't know your way around our sites.

It provides:

  • basic information on how the EU works
  • links to EU information on the websites of EU institutions and agencies
  • EU law
  • documents and publications
  • the latest EU news and events
  • fully multilingual content

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A web team in DG Communication Europa Web Communication Unit (COMM B3) manages the EU core site on behalf of all EU institutions. They are responsible for the presentation, daily maintenance, and longer term planning of the EU core site.


The Europa Web Communication Unit in the Directorate-General for Communication (COMM B3) is managing this website under the supervision of the Inter-institutional Online Communication Committee (who owns the site and represents all EU Institutions). COMM B3 is responsible for daily and technical maintenance as well as editorial coordination.

Data Protection

DG Communication is the data controller and responsible for content and data.



The inter-institutional EU website must align with the EU branded website design and follows general rules on logos and icons

It must comply with accessibility rules.


The content follows the writing guidelines and is translated according to the language policy.


The inter-institutional EU website is developed using the Europa Web Publishing Platform.

Legal aspects

The inter-institutional EU website must comply with the rules regarding Privacy, security and legal notices.

Contact and support

Need further assistance on this topic? Please contact the team in charge of Europa Domain Management (EU Login required).

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