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  European Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Supporters of the European Union argue that the growth of the EU is a force for peace and democracy.
The European Communities are one of the three pillars of the European Union, being both the most important pillar and the only one to operate primarily through supranational institutions.
The European Council published estimations on 17 November 2005 that the economy of the European Union will have grown approximately 1.5% in 2005 (1.3% in the eurozone), and 2.3% 2006 (2.1% in the eurozone) surpassing earlier growth predictions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Union   (6074 words)

 European Community Encyclopedia Articles @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The European Economic Community (EEC) was an organization established (1958) by treaty between the ECSC countries Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and West Germany, known informally as the Common Market (the Six).
The EEC was the most significant of the three treaty organizations that were consolidated in 1967 to form the European Community (EC; known since the ratification 1993 of the Maastricht treaty as the European Union, EU).
It was for a time proposed that the European Constitution should repeal the Euratom treaty, in order to terminate the legal personality of Euratom at the same time as that of the European Community, but this was not included in the final version.
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/European_Community   (546 words)

 WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources--European Union
European Documentation Centre-- At the University of Mannheim, part of a network set up by the European Commission to offer "access to official documents and publications of the EU institutions in printed or electronic version." Much information about the EU and many of its full-text electronic documents are accessible on or through this site.
European Anti-Poverty Network-- "An independent coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and groups involved in the fight against poverty and social exclusion in the Member States of the European Union," supported by the European Commission.
European Union Legal Research-- From the Harvard Law School Library, a thorough guide to research on all aspects of EU law, through all the relevant media.
www2.etown.edu /vl/eurunion.html   (2164 words)

 Emory University, European Union Research Guide
The Commission is supposed to represent and uphold the interests of the European Union as a whole, whereas the European Council represents the interests of the member-states.
The Official Journal of the European Union is the principal source of EU legislative documentation.
Contains principal European Union documents, official publications of EU institutions, and articles from journals and periodicals that deal with the EU, and monographs.
web.library.emory.edu /subjects/socsci/polsci/European_Union.htm   (2305 words)

 Historical Archives of the European Union / CVCE - WWW-VL European Integration History - Institutions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Council of the European Union “The Council of the European Union represents the member states, and its meetings are attended by one minister from each of the EU's national governments.
The European Economic and Social Committee “The European Economic and Social Committee is an advisory body of the European Union.
European Union Court of Auditors: The European Union Court of Auditors is the institution which audits and examines the accounts of the European Union.
vlib.iue.it /hist-eur-integration/Institutions.html   (1487 words)

 European Union Research - Boston College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The evolution of the European Union itself began in 1951 with the Treaty Establishing the European Coal and Steel Community ("ECSC"), 261 UNTS 140 (1951).
There are four major institutions of the European Union: the Parliament, the Commission, the Council, and the Court of Justice.
The lawmaking bodies of the European Union have fashioned an extensive array of treaties, secondary legislation, and court opinions on a wide variety of economic, political, and social topics.
www.bc.edu /schools/law/library/research/researchguides/eu   (3387 words)

 List of European Union-related topics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Origins of the EU History of the European Union
Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union (Euro)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Institutions_of_the_European_Union   (238 words)

 ::The institutions of the European Union::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The European Union is run not by one body but by a series of institutions with their own remit.
The European Commission has come in for criticism from those who oppose the European Union and many have criticised the apparent lack of national democracy as a result of the powers of these institutions in the European Union.
The Parliament can reject the annual budget of the European Union (which it did 6 times in the 1980’s) but now with a centralised currency, this would bring to a halt all the work the European Union does and bring the whole concept of a Europe working together into disrepute.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /institutions_of_the_european_uni.htm   (1187 words)

 EAR - Links - The European Union Institutions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Its main institutions are the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of Ministers, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Auditors.
The European Union runs the fourth 'EU' pillar of the UN interim Administration in Kosovo (UNMIK).
There is also a Delegation of the European Commission to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in Belgrade, and a Delegation of the European Commission to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in Skopje.
www.ear.eu.int /links/main/links-a1b2.htm   (532 words)

 European Union at EXPO'98 Lisbon "The Pavilion"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Individually, or as a group, European citizens have the right to petition the Parliament and can seek redress of their grievances on matters that fall within the European Union's sphere of responsibility.
The role of the Court is to provide the judicial safeguards necessary to ensure that the law is observed in the interpretation and application of the Treaties and, generally in all of the activities of the Community.
As regional presidents, mayors of cities or chairmen of city and county councils, the 222 members of the Committee are elected officials from the levels of government closest to the citizen.
europa.eu.int /expo98/en/institutions.html   (1516 words)

 NATO Handbook: The Structure of the European Union
The major overriding internal objective of the European Union is to promote economic and social progress, notably through the creation of a border-free area, through the promotion of economic and social cohesion, and through the establishment of economic and monetary union, including a single currency.
The Council of the European Union, known as the Council of Ministers, which acts on proposals from the Commission and is the Union's primary decision-making body.
These are described in Chapter 4, together with the evolution of the European Security and Defence Identity (ESDI), the development of relations between the European Union and the Western European Union (WEU), the establishment of contacts between the European Union and NATO.
www.nato.int /docu/handbook/2001/hb150301.htm   (939 words)

 European Union - information / institutions, legislation
The European Union (EU) is a family of democratic European countries, committed to working together for peace and prosperity.
Its Member States have set up common institutions to which they delegate some of their sovereignty so that decisions on specific matters of joint interest can be made democratically at European level.This pooling of sovereignty is also called "European integration".
The rule of law is fundamental to the European Union.
www.europeanunion.promotion.org.pl   (593 words)

 EUROPA - European Union institutions and other bodies - European Parliament
The members of the European Parliament (MEPs) sit not in national blocks but in Europe-wide political groups that bring together all the main political parties operating in the EU member states.
So Parliament expresses the democratic will of the Union's 374 million citizens, and it represents their interests in discussions with the other EU institutions.
This places the European Parliament and the Council on an equal footing and the laws passed using this procedure are joint acts of the Council and Parliament.
www.library.uiuc.edu /edx/EU/backup/index_en.htm   (876 words)

 Institutions of the European Union
The European Council brings together the Heads of State or Government of the fifteen Member States of the European Union and the President of the European Commission.
Is the European Union's youngest institution whose birth reflects Member States' strong desire not only to respect regional and local identities and prerogatives but also to involve them in the development and implementation of EU policies.
One of his/her rights as a European citizen is to apply to the European Ombudsman if he/she is a victim of an act of "maladministration" by the EU institutions or bodies.
www.investing-in-europe.com /en/html/instit.htm   (424 words)

 European Union Institutions and Bodies
The Council of the European Union is made up of one minister for each Member State government and for each subject (for instance, the Council of Foreign Ministers is made up of the 15 Foreign Ministers).
The European Council decides broad policy lines for Community policy and for matters of foreign and security policy.
The Court of Justice is the supreme court of the European Union.
www.berry.edu /academics/humanities/languages/euro/institutions.html   (176 words)

 Dean Rusk Center | Brussels Seminar
The principal aim of the annual Brussels Seminar is to provide a group of interested law students with intensive exposure to the law and institutions of the European Community (EC) within the European Union (EU).
Classes of the Brussels Seminar are held at the Institut d'Etudes Européennes of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).
European Union integration through the Maastricht, Amsterdam, and Nice Treaties will be analyzed and discussed.
www.uga.edu /ruskcenter/brussels.html   (430 words)

 European Union Center - EUC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The European Union Center (EUC) at the Center for West European Studies (CWES) promotes knowledge of the European Union, including its institutions and policies, to further the EU-U.S. relationship and to establish an EU presence in the U.S. In September 2001 the European Union Center was rededicated by Dr.
Guenter Burghardt, Head of the European Commission Delegation to the United States as one of 15 European Union Centers in the United States.
Increase the amount of academic activity on the European Union at the University of Pittsburgh and colleges in the Tri-State region (Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia).
www.ucis.pitt.edu /cwes/EUC/euc.html   (397 words)

 AcademicDB - Institutions in the European Union.
[IMAGE] The European Union is built on an institutional system that is the only one of its kind in the world.
There are four main institutions in the European Union.
The European Parliament is the most democratic of the main institutions and is elected by the citizens.
www.academicdb.com /institutions_the_european_union_6467   (168 words)

 Reporters sans fronti√®res - Internet - European institutions
The European Union was once firmly opposed to any form of large-scale generalised or exploratory electronic surveillance, but it changed its position after the 11 September attacks.
This position clashed with that of the European Parliament’s Citizens’ Freedoms and Rights Committee, which in July 2001 had approved a preliminary report by Radical MEP Marco Cappato for strict supervision of police access to traffic logs retained by phone companies and ISPs.
The Danish presidency of the EU proposed a measure on 24 June 2001 that the Council of the European Union might adopt.
www.rsf.org /article.php3?id_article=7125   (583 words)

 European Union - Government publications (Monash University Library)
The Bulletin of the European Union gives an account (10 issues per year) of the activities of the Commission and the other Community institutions.
It is published by the Secretariat-General of the European Commission in the 11 official languages.
Official journal of the European Communities : Debates of the European Parliament, (1987-1996), [microform], Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.
www.lib.monash.edu.au /govpubs/international/europe.html   (775 words)

 The European Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The European Commission is the institution responsible for ensuring that the measures in the Treaties are carried out.
The European Parliament is divided into political rather than national groupings, for example, the Socialist Group, the Christian Democratic Group and the Green Group.
The CFI deals primarily with actions brought by individuals and undertakings against decisions of the Community institutions, such as appeals against the European Commission decisions in competition cases or regulatory decisions, such as in the field of intellectual property.
www.euroconsumer.org.uk /index/the_european_union.htm   (1453 words)

 SSRN-Institutions, Inertia and European Union Research Policy by Thomas Banchoff
It sets out an analytical framework that distinguishes three pathways of institutional resistance to change, and applies the framework to the case of EU research policy.
In the face of American scientific and technological superiority, European leaders have long articulated the goal of better research policy co-ordination.
European institutional legacies, and not simply national interests, have undercut efforts to create a 'European Research Area' marked by the better co-ordination and integration of national policies.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=309122   (288 words)

 European Union: Selected Resources -- Arts and Sciences Libraries, UB Libraries
Administered by the European Union Delegation of the European Commission to the United States.
Examples include the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Court of Justice, the European Parliament, and the European Ombudsman.
The Court ascertains that the treaties establishing the European Union and related legislation are interpreted correctly.
ublib.buffalo.edu /libraries/asl/guides/busdoc/eu-documents.html   (923 words)

 ECB: List of Monetary financial institutions in the European Union
According to the Implementation Package published by the European Monetary Institute (EMI) in July 1996, a provisional List of Monetary Financial Institutions (MFIs) is to be compiled in 1997 and must be fully operational in early 1998.
It is primarily for the use of reporting institutions and compilers of statistics.
It should be emphasised that the provisional List of MFIs provides as homogeneous a population as possible for the whole European Union for statistical purposes in accordance with the MFI definition.
www.ecb.int /press/pr/date/1997/html/pr970918.en.html   (324 words)

 EU institutions and other bodies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Pooling sovereignty means, in practice, that the member states delegate some of their decision-making powers to shared institutions they have created, so that decisions on specific matters of joint interest can be made democratically at European level.
Two other institutions have a vital part to play: the Court of Justice upholds the rule of European law, and the Court of Auditors checks the financing of the Union’s activities.
The powers and responsibilities of these institutions are laid down in the Treaties, which are the foundation of everything the EU does.
europa.eu.int /institutions/index_en.htm   (456 words)

 Knights Templar European Union Institutions Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The European Union is built on an institutional system which is the only one of its kind in the world.
The Commission traditionally upholds the interests of the Union as a whole, while each national government is represented within the Council, and the European Parliament is directly elected by citizens.
The European Economic and Social Committee represents the views and interests of organised civil society vis-à-vis the Commission, the Council and the European Parliament.
www.ordotempli.org /european_union_institutions_links.htm   (1079 words)

 Infoeuropa Centre - Institutions of the European Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The unique features of the European construction are visible first and foremost in the institutional set up.
The purpose of these institutions is to ensure a democratic participation in the EU decision making process.
In present the functioning of EU is based on five institutions: the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers, also named the Council, the European Communities Court of Justice and the Court of Auditors.
www.infoeuropa.ro /ieweb/jsp/page.jsp?cid=6193&lid=2   (348 words)

 Easy Reading Corner - Booklets - Serving the European Union
This booklet aims to give a brief, straightforward description of the roles played by institutions of the European Union and of how they work together.
It has not been written for those with a deep knowledge of how the Union works; it is for the citizen in need of a helpful guide.
Inevitably, fine detail is missing, but this can easily be obtained from the publications produced by the individual institutions.
ec.europa.eu /publications/booklets/eu_glance/17/index_en.htm   (120 words)

 European Union (EU) Books and Articles - Research European Union (EU) at Questia Online Library
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www.questia.com /Index.jsp?CRID=european_union&OFFID=se1   (723 words)

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