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European Union Institutions

  • Council of the European Union

    The Council of the European Union is the Union's legislative body; for a wide range of Community issues, it exercises that legislative power in co-decision with the European Parliament.

  • Court of Justice of the European Communities

    The Court of Justice of the European Communities is the judicial institution of the Community. It is made up of three courts: the Court of Justice, the Court of First Instance and the Civil Service Tribunal. Their main task is to examine the legality of Community measures and ensure the uniform interpretation and application of Community law.

  • Europa - The European Union

    Gateway to the European Union - Official portal to the European Union with news and information about its activities, institutions, policies and programs.Gateway to the European Union - Official portal to the European Union with news and information about its activities, institutions, policies and programs.

  • European Commission

    The European Commission is the executive branch of the European Union. The body is responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the Union's treaties and the general day-to-day running of the Union.

  • European Court of Auditors

    The European Court of Auditors audits the revenue and expenditure of the European Union. It aims to contribute to improving the financial management of European Union funds, so as to ensure maximum value for money for all citizens of the Union.

  • European Data Protection Supervisor

    The EDPS is an independent supervisory authority devoted to protecting personal data and privacy and promoting good practice in the EU institutions and bodies.

  • European Ombudsman

    The European Ombudsman investigates complaints about maladministration in the institutions and bodies of the European Union. The Ombudsman is completely independent and impartial.

  • European Parliament

    The European Parliament is the only directly-elected body of the European Union. The 785 Members of the European Parliament are there to represent you, the citizen. They are elected once every five years by voters right across the 27 Member States of the European Union on behalf of its 492 million citizens.

European Law

  • IL, the Legislative Observatory
  • Case law

    The texts of judgments, Opinions and orders of the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance delivered since 17 June 1997.

  • EUR-LEX, the portal to European Union law

    EUR-Lex provides direct free access to European Union law. The system makes it possible to consult the Official Journal of the European Union and it includes inter alia the treaties, legislation, case-law and legislative proposals.

  • Pre-Lex, monitoring of the decision-making process between institutions

    PreLex, the database on inter-institutional procedures follows the major stages of the decision-making process between the Commission and the other institutions

  • Summaries of legislation

    Agriculture; Audiovisual and Media; Budget; Competition; Consumers; Culture; Customs; Development; Economic and Monetary Affairs; Education, Training, Youth; Employment and Social Policy; Energy; Enlargement; Enterprise; Environment; External Relations; External Trade; Fisheries; Food Safety; Foreign and Security Policy; Fight against Fraud; Human Rights; Institutional Affairs Internal Market; Justice, Freedom and Security; Public Health; Regional Policy; Research and Innovation; Taxation; Transport

European Union Activities

European Central Banks

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