14 terms

Who runs the EU?

policy agenda and priorities
The European Council, which is the meeting place for heads of state or government, sets the EU's overall :
The European Council meets at least how many times per year?
EU legislation
The policy agenda set by the European Council is carried forward through :
EU laws
The European Commission, after having consulted other EU institutions and interested parties, will commonly propose new :
Government ministers
The Council of the European Union (not the same as the European Council) is composed of :
The draft EU law must then be approved by the European :
The European Parliament is made up of directly elected national representatives, called:
Political groups
Elected members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are organised not by nationality, but into :
A draft EU law must also be approved by the European :
Draft laws
The Council and the European Parliament will commonly amend :
Laws should only be passed at EU level if they cannot be dealt with adequately by member countries. This is called :
EU law
The European Commission, working closely with administrators in the member countries, has the main responsibility for enacting :
Court of Justice
EU laws can be invalidated, or countries can be forced to follow them, by the EU :
Went too far or was discriminatory
A Law can be challenged at the EU Court of Justice, for example, if it