EU Institutions

European Council
The European Council brings together the heads of state or government of every EU country,

Council of the European Union
The Council of the European Union consists of one government minister from every member state. The Council is the main decision making body in the EU.

European Commission
This document discusses the powers of the European Commission.

European Court of Justice
The European Court of Justice ensures that European law is interpreted and applied in each member state. Find out about the other important functions of this court.

European Parliament
The European Parliament represents about 502 million people in the 28 countries of the European Union.

Members of the European Parliament
There are a currently a total of 766 members of the European Parliament. Find out about the role and functions of members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

European Parliament Political Groups
There are eight political groups in the European Parliament, representing a range of political views.

Court of Auditors
The main task of the European Court of Auditors, is auditing and overseeing the accounts and budgets of the institutions of the European Union.

European Ombudsman
The European Ombudsman safeguards the fundamental rights of citizens living in Europe by ensuring open and accountable administrations within the European Union.