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EUROPEAN

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Iñaki Fernandez

on 5 November 2014

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Transcript of EUROPEAN

EUROPEAN
UNION

INSTITUTIONS

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
MEMBERS
The European Parliament is elected every five

years. Its members are called Members of the

European Parliament (MEPs). MEPs are elected

directly by EU citizens in each member state.

The parliament also has a president.
FUNCTIONS
It approves European laws and co-ordinates

It controls all the institutions of the European

economic policies.

Union.
HEADQUARTERS
Strasbourg (France) and
Brussels (Belgium)
THE EUROPEAN UNION
COUNCIL
MEMBERS
It is made up of ministers from each member

state. Each state takes turns presiding over the

Council for six months.
FUNCTIONS
It approves European laws, co-ordinates

economic policies and directs security, defence

and foreign policy.
HEADQUARTERS
BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)
THE EUROPEAN
COMISSION

MEMBERS
The commissioners represent each of the

member states. There are twenty-eight

commissioners including one that acts as

president.
FUNCTIONS
It is the ‘government’ of the European Union.

It proposes new laws and policies, and applies

established rules and regulations as directed

by the Parliament and Council.
HEADQUARTERS
Brussels (Belgium)
THE COURT
OF JUSTICE

MEMBERS
The Court of Justice is made up of judges and

advocate generals. There is one judge from

each member state.
FUNCTIONS
The Court of Justice upholds European laws.
HEADQUARTERS
Luxembourg
THE COURT OF
AUDITORS

MEMBERS
One member from each member state.
FUNCTIONS
The Court of Auditors controls the money that

the European Union uses. It ensures that EU

money is used correctly.
HEADQUARTERS
LUXEMBOURG
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