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  European Union
Institutions
   European Commission  Jean-Claude Juncker
elect  Ursula von der Leyen
1 14 +23.59%
   European Council  Donald Tusk
elect  Charles Michel
0 17 +92.86%
 Court of Justice of the European Union   
 European Central Bank 
elect  Christine Lagarde
 European Court of Auditors   
Parliament
 Council of the European Union   
  European Parliament  European People's Party 0 19 +3.46%
Member States
  Austria  European People's Party 0 19 +11.11%
  Belgium  European People's Party 0 19 +0.00%
  Renew Europe 0 19 +4.76%
  Bulgaria  European People's Party 0 19 +11.76%
  Croatia  European People's Party 0 19 +9.09%
  Cyprus  European People's Party 0 19 +0.00%
  Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats 0 19 +0.00%
  European United Left/Nordic Green Left 0 19 +33.33%
  Czech Republic  Renew Europe 0 19 +4.76%
  Denmark  Renew Europe 0 19 +15.38%
  Estonia  Renew Europe 0 19 +16.67%
  Finland  European People's Party 0 19 +0.00%
  Renew Europe 0 19 +7.69%
  France  Identity and Democracy 0 19 +1.35%
  Germany  European People's Party 0 19 +4.17%
  Greece  European People's Party 0 19 +9.52%
  Hungary  European People's Party 0 19 +38.10%
  Ireland  European People's Party 0 19 +0.00%
  European United Left/Nordic Green Left 0 19 +27.27%
  Italy  Identity and Democracy 0 19 +12.33%
  Latvia  European People's Party 0 19 +0.00%
  Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats 0 19 +0.00%
  European Conservatives and Reformists 0 19 +25.00%
  Lithuania  European People's Party 0 19 +18.18%
  Luxembourg  European People's Party 0 19 +0.00%
  Renew Europe 0 19 +16.67%
  Malta  Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats 0 19 +33.33%
  Netherlands  European People's Party 0 19 +0.00%
  Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats 0 19 +0.00%
  Renew Europe 0 19 +19.23%
  Poland  European Conservatives and Reformists 0 19 +17.65%
  Portugal  Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats 0 19 +9.52%
  Romania  European People's Party 0 19 +12.50%
  Slovakia  European People's Party 0 19 +7.69%
  Slovenia  European People's Party 0 19 +25.00%
  Spain  Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats 0 19 +14.81%
  Sweden  European People's Party 0 19 +5.00%
  United Kingdom  Non-Inscrits 0 19 +17.81%
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 European Space Agency   


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Websitehttp://europa.eu.int/index_en.htm
Established March 25, 1957
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia August 12, 2019 07:44pm
Description The European Union

The European Union is ostensibly a family of democratic European countries, committed to working together for peace and prosperity. Its de facto capital is Brussels, Belgium.

Member States have set up common institutions to which they delegate some of their sovereignty so that decisions on specific matters of joint interest can be made democratically at a European level.

The European Union consists of seven institutions and 44 distinct and independent agencies. Another nine independent bodies exist with mainly supplementary and consultative functions. They are, the Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the European Data Protection Supervisor, the European Ombudsman, the Publications Office, the Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), the European Administrative School, the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) and the European Investment Bank.

Article 13 of the Treaty on European Union, which entered into force in 2009, established the seven principal decision-making institutions of the European Union:

1. The Court of Justice
2. The European Commission
3. The European Council
4. The Council of the European Union (or "Council of Ministers"; considered the most powerful of the seven).
5. The European Central Bank
6. The Court of Auditors and
7. The European Parliament.

Only three of the above institutions hold executive and legislative power: The Council of the European Union represents governments, the Parliament represents citizens and the Commission represents the "European interest".

The historical roots of the European Union lie in the Second World War. The idea of European integration was conceived to prevent such inter-regional strife and destruction from ever happening again. It was first proposed by the French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman in a speech on May 9, 1950, a date celebrated annually as Europe Day.


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Oct 12, 2012 09:40am News European Union wins Nobel Peace Prize for uniting continent  Article Brandonius Maximus 

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