The European Court of Justice The Court of Justice has one judge per EU country.

The European Court of Justice The Court of Justice has one judge per EU country.

European Council - Council of the European Union in Brussels There are two different insitutions there: First, the Council of the European Union, which  has no fixed members. At each Council meeting, each country sends the minister for the policy field being discussed – e.g. the environment minister for the meeting dealing with environmental matters. That meeting will then be referred to as the "Environment Council".  The current presidency is Latvian.  It has different roles: First, it…

European Council - Council of the European Union in Brussels There are two different insitutions there: First, the Council of the European Union, which has no fixed members. At each Council meeting, each country sends the minister for the policy field being discussed – e.g. the environment minister for the meeting dealing with environmental matters. That meeting will then be referred to as the "Environment Council". The current presidency is Latvian. It has different roles: First, it…

Parlement Européen / European Parliament in Etterbeek, Bruxelles-Capitale

Parlement Européen / European Parliament in Etterbeek, Bruxelles-Capitale

Court of Auditors The Court has one member from each EU country. The members elect one of their number as President. M. Vítor da Silva Caldeira was reelected in 2014.   Its role is to improve EU financial management and report on the use of public funds. Its aim is to ensure that EU taxpayers's money is consistently used. The Court of Auditors has the right to check ('audit') any person or organisation handling EU funds.  The Court of Auditors has no legal powers of its own. If auditors…

Court of Auditors The Court has one member from each EU country. The members elect one of their number as President. M. Vítor da Silva Caldeira was reelected in 2014. Its role is to improve EU financial management and report on the use of public funds. Its aim is to ensure that EU taxpayers's money is consistently used. The Court of Auditors has the right to check ('audit') any person or organisation handling EU funds. The Court of Auditors has no legal powers of its own. If auditors…

European External Action Service in Brussels. The service is led by Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign affairs chief – or High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy.  It is the European Union's diplomatic corps and  was created very recently, in 2011,in order to merge the foreign policy departments of the European Commission and the EU Council. Its aim is to manage the EU’s diplomatic relations with other countries outside the EU. It aims at making the EU's foreign policy more…

European External Action Service in Brussels. The service is led by Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign affairs chief – or High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy. It is the European Union's diplomatic corps and was created very recently, in 2011,in order to merge the foreign policy departments of the European Commission and the EU Council. Its aim is to manage the EU’s diplomatic relations with other countries outside the EU. It aims at making the EU's foreign policy more…

Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg & Princess Stephanie    © Cour Grand Ducale / Vic Fischbach

Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg & Princess Stephanie © Cour Grand Ducale / Vic Fischbach

European Commission - Berlaymont in Brussels  There are 28 commissionners, one for each country. Each Commissioner is assigned responsibility for specific policy areas by the President.  The current President of the European Commission is Jean-Claude Juncker.  The current French commissionner is Pierre Moscovici, in charge of economic and financial issues.  The European Commission is one of the main institutions of the European Union. It represents and does its utmost to defend the interests…

European Commission - Berlaymont in Brussels There are 28 commissionners, one for each country. Each Commissioner is assigned responsibility for specific policy areas by the President. The current President of the European Commission is Jean-Claude Juncker. The current French commissionner is Pierre Moscovici, in charge of economic and financial issues. The European Commission is one of the main institutions of the European Union. It represents and does its utmost to defend the interests…

European Investment Bank It is owned by the 28 EU countries and chaired by the Board of Governors, Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Management Committee. The Board of Governors comprises Ministers designated by each of the 28 Member States, usually Finance Ministers.     WHAT?  It sets up credit policy guidelines, approves the annual accounts and balance sheet, and decides on the Bank’s participation in financing operations outside the European Union.  One of its major functions is…

European Investment Bank It is owned by the 28 EU countries and chaired by the Board of Governors, Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Management Committee. The Board of Governors comprises Ministers designated by each of the 28 Member States, usually Finance Ministers. WHAT? It sets up credit policy guidelines, approves the annual accounts and balance sheet, and decides on the Bank’s participation in financing operations outside the European Union. One of its major functions is…

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