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Institutions, law, budget

Institutions and bodies

Find out about the organisations involved in EU decision-making and their functions.

Leadership

The roles of the EU political leaders, how they are elected and appointed, the presidency of the Council, EU elections.

Decision-making process

How the EU creates laws, identifies policy areas, negotiates the EU budget and establishes political priorities.

Law

Types of EU laws, regulations and directives, how the EU applies law across the Union, search for EU laws and cases.

Budget

How the EU budget is funded and spent, managing EU funds, areas of expenditure, fact check on the EU budget.

The Euro

History of the euro, countries using the euro, how the European Central Bank manages the euro, common fiscal rules, the euro outside the EU.