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Member States and the Commission will provide online access to information on government laws and regulations, policies and finance.

Indicator Status Evidence
Do you have an Open Data portal? Yes In December 2011 the Commission adopted a Communication on Open Data. In this Communication the Commission proposed to create a portal site for Commission-held information in a first phase in 2012 aiming at an expansion to other EU institutions, bodies and agencies at a later stage. In 2011 and 2012 two calls for tenders were published: 19 July 2011 - Call for tenders "Commission Open Data Portal", 3 August 2012 - Call for tenders “Support services for the Public Sector Information and Open Data Policy" (divided in two lots) The beta version of the Open Data portal was launched on 22 February 2013: http://open-data.europa.eu/open-data/
Are the data contained in such open data portals reusable for commercial and non-commercial purposes? Yes Reuse is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged. The reuse policy of the European Commission is implemented by a Decision of 12 December 2011: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2011:330:0039:0042:EN:PDF
Do you provide online access to information on government laws and regulations via an open data portal or other means? Yes The EC provides information on the European law and regulations via the EUR-Lex website: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/en/index.htm
Do you provide online access to information on policies? Yes The EC provides the online access to information on its policies through EUR-Lex http://eur-lex.europa.eu/en/prep/latest/index.htm and Pre-Lex http://ec.europa.eu/prelex/apcnet.cfm?CL=en as well as dedicated policy web pages: http://ec.europa.eu/policies/index_en.htm
Do you provide online access to information on government finance? Yes The EC provides information on the European budget through the website http://ec.europa.eu/budget/index_en.cfm