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The European Union is governed by seven institutions. Article 13 of Treaty on European Union lists them in the following order: the European Parliament, the European Council, the Council of the European Union (the Council); the European Commission, the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Central Bank and the Court of Auditors.

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Institutions of the European Union [1]
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European Parliament

- Legislative -

European Council

- Provides impetus and direction -

Council of the European Union

- Legislative -

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European Commission

- Executive -

European Parliament
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European Commission building
  • is the "government"
  • submits proposals for new legislation to the Parliament and to the Council
  • implements EU policy and administers the budget
  • ensures compliance with EU law ("guardian of the treaties")
  • negotiates international treaties
  • based in Brussels
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Court of Justice of the European Union

- Judiciary -

European Court of Auditors

- Financial auditor -

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European Central Bank

- Monetary executive (central bank) -

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European Central Bank
  1. ^ Consolidated version of the Treaty on European Union/Title III: Provisions on the Institutions