Official Journal of the European Union
The Official Journal of the European Union is the official gazette of record for the EU.
OJEU is the successor to the Official Journal of the European Community (OJEC). It is often abbreviated to "OJ" where the EU context is clear.
OJEU is only published online ("e-OJ"). Electronic editions of the OJ (e-OJ) published after 1 July 2013 have legal force.
The paper version no longer has legal force except when the OJ online cannot be published due to IT systems disruption.
OJEU is divided into "series":
- The L Series contains EU legislation including regulations, directives, decisions, recommendations and opinions. EUR-Lex
- The C Series contains EU information and notices including the judgments of the European Courts, calls for expressions of interest for EU programmes and projects; public contracts for food aid; etc.
- The supplementary S series deals with European public procurement through invitations to tender. TED (Tenders Electronic Daily)