Business registers at European level


This section briefly introduces the cooperation of business registers at European level.

Interconnection of EU Business Registers

From June 2017, business registers in all EU countries are interconnected.

This means:

  • you can search for information on companies registered in any EU country, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway
  • the registers can share information on foreign branches and cross-border mergers of companies.

This system – Business Registers Interconnection System (BRIS) – is a joint effort by EU governments and the European Commission.

Legal basis

Link opens in new windowDirective 2017/1132/EU

Link opens in new windowRegulation (EU) 2015/884

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Last update: 06/10/2020