Template:EU institutions

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Institutions of the European Union[1]
European Council

- Provides impetus and direction -

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Council of the European Union

- Legislature -

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European Parliament

- Legislature -

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European Commission

- Executive -

Members of the European Council 2011
EU Council room
European Parliament
European Commission building
  • acts together with the Council as a legislature
  • shares with the Council the budgetary power and decides in the last instance on the budget
  • exerts the democratic control over the institutions including the European Commission and approves the Commission members
  • based in and plenary sessions in Strasbourg, primarily meets in Brussels
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Court of Justice of the European Union

- Judiciary -

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European Central Bank

- Central bank -

European Court of Auditors

- Financial auditor -

ECJ room
European Central Bank
ECA building
  • ensures the uniform application and interpretation of European law
  • has the power to decide legal disputes between member states, the institutions, businesses and individuals
  • based in Luxembourg
  1. ^ Consolidated version of the Treaty on European Union/Title III: Provisions on the Institutions