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Questions about the EU

Questions about the EU? Europe Direct can help.

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Contact points in your country

Find a Europe Direct centre near you for information or to attend a local event. You can also invite EU expert speakers for presentations, workshops or debates.

Institutions, bodies & agencies – contact & visit details

Institutions, bodies and agencies

Addresses, contact details and visit information for all central EU offices

Representations within the EU

Active in every EU country. Link national politics and the public with the European Commission. Publicise the Commission's policies and inform the Commission about their host country's current affairs.

EU in the world

Present, explain and implement those EU foreign policies which affect their host country. 139 offices in total, operated by the European External Action Service. 

European Parliament information offices

For questions from the public and the media about the European Parliament and EU policies. Offer educational resources and organise presentations and debates on European topics  in every EU country.

Press contacts in EU institutions and bodies

For journalists and media professionals.

Contact the web team

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