The 7 main European Union institutions are:
THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
This represent the 500 millions inhabitants of the European Union and plays a key role in electing the President of the European Commission. It shares power over the EU budget and legislation with the Council of the European Union.
THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL
The EU’s broad priorities are set by the European Council, which bringstogheter national and EU-level leaders. It is led by its president and comprises national Heads of State or Government and the President of the Commission.
THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
The Council of the European Union represents the governments of the individual Member States. The Presidency of the Council is shared by the Member States on a rotating basis.
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
The EU’s executive body, it is responsible for proposing and implementing EU laws, monitoring the treaties and the day-to-day running of the EU.
THE COURT OF JUSTICE
the highest court in matters of EU laws. It interprets and ensures equal application of EU law across all Member States.
THE COURT OF AUDITORS
The Court of Auditors audits EU finances. As an external auditor, it contributes to imporoving Eu financial management and acts as the independent guardian of the financial interest of EU citizens.
THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK
The central bank for Europe’s single currency, the euro, its main task is to maintain the euro’s purchasing poxer and thus price stability in the euro area.