Part I European Law: Creation

1. Union Institutions  

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 European Parliament


European elections: How it works?


How it works: Being the Parliament President

How it works: How many MEPs are there?

How it works: Petitions to the European Parliament

How it works: Launch a European Citizens’ Initiative

European Parliament:

The building blocks of the European Parliament

Crack the conundrum: How many MEPs are there in the European Parliament

What is an MEP?

Parliament’s powers of investigation

Who’s who in Parliament: the Bureau

Behind the scenes of a plenary session

The ins and outs of the Strasbourg plenary

Power to the People


Joseph Weiler – What difference, if any, will the next elections to the European Parliament make?

Instant Know How:

The EU Parliament and the Treaty of Lisbon


 Council of Ministers

Council of the EU:

The EU Council of Ministers explained

What is the Council presidency and how does it work?

Council animation voting system


 European Commission

European Commission:

The European Commission explained – Functioning and Tasks

The European Commission History: 1958-2008


How it works: President of the European Commission

European Parliament:

To be or not to be a European Commissioner


 Court of Justice of the European Union


Backstage: Court of Justice of the EU

How it works: Luxembourg, the European capital of justice

European University Institute:

Koen Lenaerts-Law of the European Union