European Commission

The Commission – the executive of the European Union and promotes its general interest.

Departments and executive agencies

Policies, information and services

EU Council

The EU Council – negotiates and adopts legislative acts in most cases together with the European Parliament.

The European Council – defines the EU’s overall political direction and priorities.

EU Parliament

Main page overview of the different activities of the parliament.

Committees –  examine legislative proposals and negotiate with the Council.

Legislative observatory  – database for monitoring the EU decision-making process.

Think Tank academic research for MEP’s and staff of the parliament.

EP news hub – aggregates information from MEPs, political groups, the Parliament’s President and the EP news services in a single place.

Court of Justice

Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) – interprets EU law to make sure it is applied in the same way in all EU countries, and settles legal disputes between national governments and EU institutions.