Flashcards in Key Facts Deck (27)
The European Commission: what is it?
Promotes the general interests
proposing and enforcing legislation
implementing policies and the EU budget
The European Commission: members
A team/college of commissioners
The European Commission: president
The European Commission: established
The European Commission: location
The European Council: what is it?
Decides the general political direction and priorities of the EU
European Council: members
Head of state/governments of the EU countries
European Council President (Donald Tusk)
European Commission President (Jean-Claude Juncker)
European Council President
European Council established
1974 - informal status
1992 - formal status
2009 - official EU institution
European Council location
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
The European Court of Justice members - Court of Justice
1 judge from each EU country
11 advocate generals
The European Court of Justice members - General Court
Increased to 56 in 2019 (2 from each EU country)
The European Court of Justice - established
The European Court of Justice location
Council of the European Union: what is it?
Voice of the EU member governments, adapting EU laws and Coordinating EU policies
Council of the European Union: members
Government members from each EU country, according to the policy area to be discussed
Council of the European Union: President
Each EU country holds the presidency on a 6 month rotating basis
Council of the European Parliament: established
What was the original name of the Council of the European Union?
Council of the European Economic Community
Where is the Council of the European Union located?
European Parliament: what is it?
Directly elected EU body with legislative, supervisory and budgetary responsibilities
European Parliament members
European Parliament President
European Parliament established
What was the European Parliament called originally
Common assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community (1952)