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From Portugal - European Institutions

  1. 1. European Institutions AVECP_European_Institutions y Y.E.S.Project
  2. 2. <ul><li>The European Union (EU) is an organization for co-operation between governments, like the United Nations. </li></ul><ul><li>The countries that make up the EU, its ‘member states’, remain independent sovereign nations, but they pool their sovereignty to gain a strength and world influence none of them could have on their own. </li></ul>The EU's decisions involves three institutions : The European Parliament The Council of the European Union The European Commission
  3. 3. Presidency of the European Union Council <ul><li>The Presidency of the Council rotates every six month. </li></ul><ul><li>Each European country takes charge of the Council agenda and chairs all the meetings for a six-month period. </li></ul><ul><li>In the next six months Spain will be in the Presidency of the council. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Court of Justice <ul><ul><li>Its job is to make sure that EU legislation is interpreted and applied in the same way in all EU countries, so that the law is equal for everyone. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It ensures the uniform application and interpretation of European Union law. </li></ul></ul>Court of Auditors <ul><ul><li>The Court’s job is to check that EU funds are properly collected and that they are spent legally, economically and for the intended purpose. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Its aim is to ensure that the taxpayers get maximum value for their money, and it has the right to audit any person or organization handling EU funds. </li></ul></ul>

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