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  • The European Union- explained
  • EuropeanUnionEuropeanParliamentEuropeanCommissionCourt ofJusticeCourt ofAuditorsEuropeanCouncilCouncil of theEuropeanUnionIreland holdsthe Presidencyin 2013
  • EuropeanUnionEuropeanParliamentEuropeanCommissionEuropeanCouncilCouncil of theEuropean Union
  • European ParliamentThe Parliament has threebuildings:• One in Brussels, Belgium• Another inStrausbourg, France• And Luxembourg, thehome of the GeneralSecretariat.
  • European ParliamentThere are 754 MEPs –elected by people allaround the EU
  • • Parliament is the “first Institution” of the EU.• The Commission is a smaller group that proposesideas to the large Parliament group for them todiscuss and vote on ideas
  • President of theEuropean Parliament• The currentpresident of theEuropeanParliament is MartinSchulz.(German)His term will last for two and ahalf years.
  • EuropeanCommission• Proposes Legislation• 27 Members – elected fromthe Parliament• If the Parliament andcouncil pass a new piece oflegislation, it is up to theCommission to enforce it –Court of Justice• It also spends the EU budget– Court of Auditors.
  • EuropeanCommission• The President iselected by theParliament –José Manuel Barroso(Portugal)
  • European CouncilThis is a group of all the heads of state.
  • European CouncilThe current presidentof the EuropeanCouncil is HermanVan Rompuy(Belgium)
  • Council of theEuropean Union• The presidency is held by a country not aperson.• The presidency rotates every 6 months.• The meetings include ministers from memberstates , for example a meeting aboutagriculture would include all the ministers ofagriculture from the states – 27 representatives
  • Decision Making
  • Irish Presidency of Councilof the European UnionFrom January 2013 to June 2013.On Wednesday, 24th April we watched a livestream of an informal meeting of EnergyMinisters in Dublin. Pat Rabbitte andGünther Oettinger spoke about the plan forsustaining energy until 2020 and beyond.