This body is composed of representatives from regional and local authorities within the member states.
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.
The people of the EU are represented by this institution.
Members of this institution are elected by the citizens of the member states.
Most of the work of this institution is done in committee sessions.
The role of this institution includes overseeing the EU budget.
This institution expresses the democratic will of the Union’s citizens and represents their interests in discussions with the other EU institutions.
This institution has 3 places of work: Brussels (Belgium), Luxembourg & Strasbourg (France).
Members of this institution are nominated by the government of their own member state.
This body comprises the heads-of-state or governments of each of the member states and the President of the European Commission.
The role of this body includes making sure the EU accounts are accurate and reliable, checking that EU funds are properly spent and reporting on EU spending.
This institution represents the common interest of the European Union.
Members of this institution do not represent their own member state. Instead, they act in the wider EU interest.
The role of this institution includes ensuring that EU laws are obeyed by member states (Court of Justice & the EU Commission).
This is the main decision-making body of the EU.
This institution manages the day-to-day business of the European Union–implementing its policies, running its programmes and spending its funds.
This institution represents the member states of the EU.
This advisory body represents the various sectors of ‘organised civil society’ within the member states.
Presidency of this institution rotates between member states.
This institution is often also referred to as the Council of Ministers.
The role of this institution includes drafting proposals for new EU laws.
This body is situated in Frankfurt, Germany and is responsible for keeping the value of the euro stable.
It is responsible for passing EU laws jointly with the EU Parliament.
This institution has offices in Brussels and Luxembourg.