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  • 1. EU Institutions &Symbols
  • 2. The European Union500 million people, 23 official languages
  • 3. EU, 7 Institutions1. European Parliament2. European Council (EU leaders)3. Council of the European Union (EU ministers)4. European Commission5. Court of Justice6. European Central Bank7. Court of Auditors
  • 4. The EU institutions European Council (sets the political direction, no power to pass laws) European Parliament Council of Ministers European Commission (represents the EU’s citizens, (represents the governments of direct elections) member-states) (represents the interests of EU as a whole) Court of Justice European Central Bank Court of Auditors(upholds the rule of European Law) (responsible for European (checks the financing of the EUs activities) monetary policy)
  • 5. The European Parliament voice of the people, Strasbourg, France 754 membersMartin Schulz President
  • 6. The European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
  • 7. The European Councilvoice of the Member States, Brussels, Belgium Herman Van Rompuy President
  • 8. Presidency Ireland January-June 2013Council of the European Union, Brussels source: Council of the EU
  • 9. The European Commissionpromotes the common interest, Brussels José Manuel Barroso President source: Council of the EU
  • 10. Court of Justice, Luxembourg
  • 11. European central bankFrankfurt, Germany
  • 12. Court of Auditors, Luxembourg
  • 13. The European Parliament voice of the people Number of members elected in each countryAustria 19 Latvia 9Belgium 22 Lithuania 12Bulgaria 18 Luxembourg 6Cyprus 6 Malta 6Czech Republic 22 Netherlands 26Denmark 13 Poland 51Estonia 6 Portugal 22Finland 13 Romania 33France 74 Slovakia 13Germany 99 Slovenia 8Greece 22 Spain 54Hungary 22 Sweden 20Ireland 12 The UK 73Italy 73 Total 754
  • 14. EU flag EU anthem EU motto“United in Diversity” Beethoven’s 9th Symphony “Ode to Joy”
  • 15. Celebrating Europe day