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  • European Institutions AVECP_European_Institutions y Y.E.S.Project
    • The European Union (EU) is an organization for co-operation between governments, like the United Nations.
    • 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.
    The EU's decisions involves three institutions : The European Parliament The Council of the European Union The European Commission
  • Presidency of the European Union Council
    • The Presidency of the Council rotates every six month.
    • Each European country takes charge of the Council agenda and chairs all the meetings for a six-month period.
    • In the next six months Spain will be in the Presidency of the council.
  • Court of Justice
      • 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.
      • It ensures the uniform application and interpretation of European Union law.
    Court of Auditors
      • 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.
      • 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.