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The European Commission: what is it?

Promotes the general interests
proposing and enforcing legislation
implementing policies and the EU budget

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The European Commission: members

A team/college of commissioners

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The European Commission: president

Jean-Claude Juncker

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The European Commission: established

1958

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The European Commission: location

Brussels, Belgium

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The European Council: what is it?

Decides the general political direction and priorities of the EU

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European Council: members

Head of state/governments of the EU countries
European Council President (Donald Tusk)
European Commission President (Jean-Claude Juncker)

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European Council President

Donald Tusk

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European Council established

1974 - informal status
1992 - formal status
2009 - official EU institution

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European Council location

Brussels, Belgium

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The European Court of Justice: what is it?

Ensuring EU law is interpreted and applied the same way
ensuring countries and EU institutions abide by EU law

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The European Court of Justice members - Court of Justice

1 judge from each EU country
11 advocate generals

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The European Court of Justice members - General Court

47 judges
Increased to 56 in 2019 (2 from each EU country)

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The European Court of Justice - established

1952

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The European Court of Justice location

Luxembourg

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Council of the European Union: what is it?

Voice of the EU member governments, adapting EU laws and Coordinating EU policies

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Council of the European Union: members

Government members from each EU country, according to the policy area to be discussed

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Council of the European Union: President

Each EU country holds the presidency on a 6 month rotating basis

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Council of the European Parliament: established

1958

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What was the original name of the Council of the European Union?

Council of the European Economic Community

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Where is the Council of the European Union located?

Brussels, Belgium

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European Parliament: what is it?

Directly elected EU body with legislative, supervisory and budgetary responsibilities

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European Parliament members

751 MEP’s

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European Parliament President

Antonio Tajani

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European Parliament established

1952

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What was the European Parliament called originally

Common assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community (1952)

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European Parliament location

Strasbourg (France)
Brussels (Belgium)
Luxembourg