About Lexparency.org

Lexparency.org is a private initiative. We provide the content of european laws and decisions — i.e. EU acts. It is our claim to maintain very high quality standards, including thorough testing procedures. Nevertheless, the certified sources for the provided legal content is only provided by eur-lex.

Any kind of feedback is more than welcome. Therefore, if you have any suggestion to improve Lexparency.org, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Recently updated features

May 2017 First online version, featuring 63 documents.
June 2017 Iterative extension of database to 6143 documents.
July 2017 Search feature (first version)
September 2017 Referencing definitions, where defined terms are used
October 2017 Boosting of newer documents within the search feature.
November 2017 Implementation of data model allowing better search experience and performance
January 2018 Extended search interface
February 2018 Fully responsive surface
February 2018 Document-wise search.
March 2018 Further filter item on the search form: Sequential number
March 2018 Implemented foundational treaties of the EU: TFEU and TEU.

Future features

  1. Delivery of consolidated versions only.

    A legal act is not a static document. Once entered into force, it is likely to be amended several times, including the deletion of articles or paragraphs and the insertion of new parts. Currently, we only provide the initial versions of each document. Therefore, it is a high priority goal to implement the amendments per document, shortly after their publication.

  2. Popular names of the documents.
  3. Further languages

    Eur-lex provides each document in several languages. Typically, with a different language, the format, e.g. itemization changes as well within the Eur-Lex documents. Apart from that, the Stemming and Lemmatization for index building needs to be adapted as well. Our current priority for further languages is as follows:

    1. German
    2. Spanish
    3. French
    4. Italian
  4. Include Treaties

    Treaties have a less standardized document structure than regulations and directives. This is not surprising, since those acts are the result of the encounter of two or more worlds (of standards). Therefore, treaties are more difficult to be transformed and loaded into our data model and requires some extra natural language processing steps.


Developer Dr. Martin Heimsoth
Phone (+49) 151 12361993
Email mail@lexparency.org