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At the first plenary session of March 2021, the European Parliament is set to discuss and adopt a resolution on the European Ombudsman's activities in the year 2019, based on the Ombudsman's annual report presented on 4 May 2020. The report covers the final year of Emily O'Reilly's first mandate as Ombudsman before her re election for a second term in late December 2019.

The European Commission is the executive body of the European Union. Under the Treaties, its tasks are to 'promote the general interest of the Union', without prejudice to individual Member States, to 'ensure the application of the Treaties' and adopted measures, and to 'execute the budget'. It also holds a virtual monopoly on the right of legislative initiative, alone proposing nearly all EU legislation to the European Parliament and the Council of the EU. The College of Commissioners is currently ...

This study analyses the role, organisational structure, tasks and financial and human resources of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). ACER plays an important role in the development, integration and functioning of the electricity and gas systems and markets in the EU, and its responsibilities in these domains have since its establishment in 2011 substantially increased. Although its resources have also significantly grown, ACER is facing a structural budget shortage and had ...

This briefing provides an overview of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB), its’ main features, mandate and accountability. It also includes the overview of recent review of the ESRB mission, mandate and organisation as part of the review of European System of Financial Supervision.

The European Ombudsman is a body established to ensure that maladministration in the EU institutions is addressed and where possible remedied. From the establishment of the European Ombudsman, personalities and the open-ended character of the notion of maladministration have been relevant in shaping the activity of the office. Maladministration is widely accepted to be a sphere of inappropriate behaviour of the administration that goes beyond simple illegality. The particularity of the Ombudsman ...

In November 2017, the European Parliament is set to discuss and adopt a resolution on the European Ombudsman's activities in 2016, based on the Ombudsman's annual report presented on 16 May 2017. The report covers the activities of the Ombudsman in the areas of transparency in decision-making of EU institutions and bodies, and on the principle of good administration.

El Banco Europeo de Inversiones

Fichas temáticas sobre la EU 01-11-2017

El Banco Europeo de Inversiones (BEI) contribuye a la consecución de los objetivos de la Unión Europea mediante la financiación de proyectos a largo plazo, garantías y asesoramiento. Apoya proyectos dentro y fuera de la Unión Europea. Sus accionistas son los Estados miembros de la Unión. El BEI es el accionista mayoritario del Fondo Europeo de Inversiones (FEI) y, junto con este, constituye el Grupo BEI. Dentro del Plan de Inversiones para Europa propuesto por la Comisión, el Grupo BEI forma parte ...

The Court of Auditors

Fichas temáticas sobre la EU 01-10-2017

The European Court of Auditors is in charge of the audit of EU finances. As the EU’s external auditor, it contributes to improving EU financial management and acts as the independent guardian of the financial interests of the citizens of the Union.

Consejo de la Unión Europea

Fichas temáticas sobre la EU 01-04-2017

Junto con el Parlamento Europeo, el Consejo es la institución que adopta la legislación de la Unión a través de reglamentos y directivas, además de elaborar decisiones y recomendaciones no vinculantes. Dentro de sus ámbitos de competencia, adopta sus decisiones por mayoría simple, mayoría cualificada o unanimidad, de conformidad con el fundamento jurídico del acto que precise de su aprobación.

La Comisión Europea

Fichas temáticas sobre la EU 01-04-2017

La Comisión es la institución de la Unión que tiene el monopolio de la iniciativa legislativa e importantes poderes ejecutivos en ámbitos como la competencia y el comercio exterior. Es el principal órgano ejecutivo de la Unión Europea y está formada por un colegio de comisarios compuesto por un representante por Estado miembro. Además, preside los comités competentes para la aplicación del Derecho de la UE. Se ha sustituido el antiguo sistema de comitología por nuevos instrumentos jurídicos, a saber ...