The European Commission has launched its open data portal, announced last year December, in public beta. While the site is already on-line, the EC has requested to not widely circulate the URL yet. In January 2013 the beta launch will be more widely announced.
The EC data portal, at launch provides access to 5800+ data sets, mostly coming from Eurostat. With this portal the EC intends to lead by example in opening up public sector information pro-actively for free re-use in Europe, as part of the European open data strategy.
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Update: Although the URL of the new data portal is NOT mentioned in the article, we were able to quickly find it on Twitter. So, take a look at this tweet to grab the url if you want to take a look at the EU Open Data Portal beta.