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EU institutions        
Find out the facts about the EU institutions in our infographic 

What does the Parliament do and what are the responsibilities of the Commission? What do we mean with the European Council and how is it different from the Council of the European Union? Read our infographic for a brief guide to the EU's institutions.

The institutions are there to serve the people and the countries that are a part of the EU


A new European Parliament was elected in May 2014 and on 22 October MEPs approved the new European Commission. As the new Commission prepares to enter office on 1 November for a five-year term, find out what the role is of each EU institution by checking out our infographic.