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European union

  1. 1. VIDA BENVENUTI
  2. 2. COUNCIL OF THE EU• This is the main decision-making body of the EU• It’s responsable for passing EU laws jointly with the EU Parliement• This institution represent the member states of the EU• This institution has offices in Brussels and Luxembourg
  3. 3. EU PARLIEMENT• This institution expresses the democratic will of the Union’s citizens and represents their interest in discussions with the other EU institutions• The role of this institutions includes overseeing the EU budget• The people of the EU are represented by this institution• This institution has 3 places of work: Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg
  4. 4. EU COMMISSION• This institution represents the common interest of the EU• The role of this institution includes drafting proposals for new EU laws• Member of this institution do not represent their own member states. Instead they act in the wider EU interest• This institution is divided up into departement called Directors Generals
  5. 5. EUROPEAN COUNCIL• This body comprises the heads-of- state or governements of each of the member states and the president of the European Commission
  6. 6. EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE• This body consists of 27 members, appointed from each member states for a six-year term• The role of this institution includes ensuring that EU laws are obeyed by member states• This body meets in luxembourg and ensures that the European treaties are being observed
  7. 7. EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK• This body is situated in Frankfurt, Germany and is responsable for keeping the value of the euro stable
  8. 8. EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE• This advisory body represents the various sectors of organised civil society within member states
  9. 9. EUROPEAN OMBUDSMAN• This body acts as an intermediary between the citizens and the EU authorities• This body is completely independent of the other institutions or the member states government
  10. 10. THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS• The role of this body is to up put forward local and regional viewpoints on EU legislation• This body is composed of representatives from regionals and local authorities within the member states
  11. 11. EUROPEAN COURT OF AUDITORS• The role of this body includes making sure the EU accounts are accurate and reliable, checking that EU founds are properly spent and reporting on EU spending

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