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European Union
Politics is the process by which decisions are made within groups. ...



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Politics and government of
the European Union
Image File history File links European_flag. ... The European Union or EU is a supranational organisation of European countries, which currently has 25 member states. ...

Institutions:
Council of the EU
European Council
Parliament
Commission
President: José Barroso
Barroso Commission
The Council of the European Union forms, along with the European Parliament, the legislative arm of the European Union (EU). ... The European Council, informally called the European summit, is a meeting of the heads of state or government of the European Union, and the President of the European Commission. ... The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive body of the European Union. ... The President of the European Commission is notionally the highest ranking unelected official within the European Union. ... This article needs to be updated. ... The Barroso Commission is the European Commission that has been in office since 22 November 2004 and is due to serve until 31 October 2009. ...

Community Courts:
Court of Justice
Court of First Instance
Civil Service Tribunal
Patent Tribunal
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is formally known as the Court of Justice of the European Communities, i. ... The Court of First Instance, created in 1989, is a court of the European Union. ...

Financial bodies:
European Central Bank
European Investment Bank
European Investment Fund
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Advisory bodies:
Economic and Social Committee
Committee of the Regions
The European Unions Economic and Social Committee is the consultative assembly of European social and economic partners. This phrase refers mainly to representatives of business, employers and trade unions. ... The Committee of the Regions (CoR) is an institution of the European Union created by the Treaty of Maastricht. ...

Interinstitutional bodies:
Office for Official Publications
Personnel Selection Office

Decentralised bodies of the EU:
Agencies of the EU
Common Foreign and Security Policy
Police and Judicial Cooperation
The agencies of the European Union (or decentralised bodies of the European Union) are bodies which are distinct from the European Unions institutions, in that they have not been created by the treaties but rather by acts of secondary legislation, in order to accomplish a very specific task. ... The Common Foreign and Security Policy or CFSP was established as the second of the three pillars of the European Union in the Maastricht treaty of 1992, and further defined and broadened in the Amsterdam Treaty of 1997. ... Police and Judicial Co-operation in Criminal Matters is the third of the three pillars of the European Union, focusing on co-operation in law enforcement and combating racism. ...

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A European political party, or formally a political party at European level, is a type of political party organization in the European Union, eligible to receive funding from the Union. ... The majority of major political parties in Europe have aligned themselves into the pan-European political organisations listed below. ... Party groups in the European Parliament combine the MEPs from European political parties, informal European political blocs, and independents. ... Elections in the European Union gives information on election and election results in the European Union. ... Elections to the European Parliament were held from June 10, 2004 to June 13, 2004 in the 25 member states of the European Union, using varying election days according to local custom. ... In five European Union Member States (Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy and the United Kingdom), the national territory is divided into a number of constituencies for European elections. ... The European Union is unique among international organisations in having a complex and highly developed system of internal law which has direct effect within the legal systems of its member states. ... The French term acquis (or sometimes acquis communautaire) is used in European Union law to refer to the total body of EU law accumulated so far. ... Here are exposed the main legislative procedures in the European Community, with the main difference between them being how the European Parliament interacts with the Council of the European Union. ... The treaties of the European Union are effectively its constitutional law, making up the EUs primary legislation. ... A European Union Directive is the (mutally binding) collective decision made by the member states, acting through their national Government Ministers in the Council of the European Union and the Parliament. ... In European Union Law a recommendation Differs from regulations, directives and decisions, in that they are not binding for Member States. ...

Economic and Monetary Union
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A European Union decision (defined in Article 249/EC)


is one of the three binding instruments provide by secondary EU legislation. A decision is a law which is not of general application, but only applies to its particular addressee of the decision (be it Member States, companies or individuals). EU member states and candidates There are currently 25 member states in the European Union. ...


The legislative procedure for adoption of a decision varies depending on its subject matter. The Codecision procedure requires agreement of and allows amendments by both the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. The Assent procedure requires agreement of both Parliament and Council, but the Parliament can only agree or disagree to the text as a whole - it cannot propose amendments. The Consultation procedure requires agreement of the Council alone, the Parliament merely being consulted on the text. In some areas, such as competition policy, the Commission may itself issue decisions. The codecision procedure is the main legislative procedure by which law can be adopted in the European Community, the first of the three pillars of the European Union. ... The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... The Council of the European Union forms, along with the European Parliament, the legislative arm of the European Union (EU). ... The assent procedure is one of the legislative procedures of the European Community, the 1st of the Three pillars of the European Union. ... The Consultation procedure is one of the legislative procedures of the European Community, the 1st of the three pillars of the European Union. ...


Common uses of decisions involve the Comission ruling on proposed mergers, and day-to-day agricultural matters (e.g. setting standard prices for vegetables.)


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European Affairs [A Publication of the European Institute] (2492 words)
Our vision is to help to make the European Union bigger by enlarging it, better by bringing it closer to the European citizen, and stronger by enhancing its role in the international system: a vast area of stability, democracy and prosperity in the world, a player for international cooperation, justice and sustainable development.
Involving national Parliaments directly in the European Union's decision-making procedures, by allowing them to check compliance with the principle of "subsidiarity," as some advocate, would hamper and delay the functioning of the European Union and could cause friction between the national Parliaments and their Governments.
This could not be reconciled with the need to simplify the acts and procedures of the European Union and would upset the present institutional balance, which is based on the smooth operation of the "institutional triangle" composed of the Commission, the Council and the European Parliament.
European Union decision - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (210 words)
A decision is a law which is not of general application, but only applies to its particular addressee of the decision (be it Member States, companies or individuals).
The legislative procedure for adoption of a decision varies depending on its subject matter.
The Codecision procedure requires agreement of and allows amendments by both the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.
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