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Institutions

Terms in relation to any form or structure of social order governing the life of a group of people in a community. Institutions are acknowledged for a particular purpose IE education, law, or police forces.

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red cross

Organizations; Institutions

An international medical relief organization begun in Switzerland that provides help to victims of war and natural disasters is called as red-cross.

European Commission

Organizations; Institutions

The European Commission is one of the main institutions of the European Union. It represents and upholds the interests of the EU as a whole. It drafts proposals for new European laws. It manages the ...

European Parliament

Organizations; Institutions

Directly elected by EU voters every 5 years, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) represent the people Europe. Parliament is one of the EU’s main law-making institutions, along with the Council ...

European Council

Organizations; Institutions

European Council meetings are essentially summits where EU leaders meet to decide on broad political priorities and major initiatives. Typically, there are around 4 meetings a year, chaired by a ...

Council of the European Union

Organizations; Institutions

Also informally known as the EU Council, this is where national ministers from each EU country meet to adopt laws and coordinate policies. Not to be confused with the European Council – another EU ...

The Court of Justice of the European Union

Organizations; Institutions

The Court of Justice interprets EU law to make sure it is applied in the same way in all EU countries. It also settles legal disputes between EU governments and EU institutions. Individuals, ...

EU Court of Auditors

Organizations; Institutions

The European Court of Auditors audits EU finances. Its role is to improve EU financial management and report on the use of public funds. It was set up in 1975 and is based in Luxembourg.

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