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European Union FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about European Union

This FAQ about European Union was compiled and written by Roland Siebelink & Bart Schelfhout with numerous contributions by others.

-What is the European Union or EU?
+European Union; is the name of the organization for the member ...
-When did the EU come into being?
The European Union as an umbrella organisation has come into existence ...
-What countries are members of the EU?
The EU now consists of 15 member states. Its original membership of six ...
-Which are the languages of the EU?
Like most international organisations, the EU has two sorts of languages:...
-How come the flag has only twelve stars?
Questions that concern the European flag keep recurring. Especially ...
-Quick guide to EU legislation
EU legislation is known for its complexities and subtleties. The ...
-The Intergovernmental Conference of 1996
The EU being an association of member states, changes to the Treaties ...
-Conclusions Of The Reflection Group
The Reflection Group preparing the agenda for the IGC under the ...
-The Main Issues On The Agenda
In its issue of 21-27 March 1996, the deputy editor of the weekly ...
-How Much Time Will It Take?
The Report does not explicitly state which Member States ...
-How is the European Parliament composed?
DIRECT UNIVERSAL ...
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-What are the powers of the European Parliament?
Richard Corbett[60] provided me with this excellent rewritten and ...
-Who is the President of the European Parliament?
MEPs elect the President (or chair) of the European Parliament and his/...
-Where can I find the European Parliament on the net?
EMAIL
-EU General Information
The European Commission is the body with the formal and exclusive power ...
-The Directorates-General of the Commission
The Commission is a big organisation, whose tasks have been divided ...
-Who is the President (chairman) of the European Commission?
The function of President (or chair) of the Commission has ...
-Where can I find the European Commission on the net?
EMAIL
-What is the Council of Ministers? Composition Of The Council Of Ministers
The Council of Ministers (or simply Council) represents the member ...
-What is the Council of Ministers? Council Decisions And Secrecy
The Council always meets behind closed doors; only the outcome of ...
-What is the European Council?
The European Council was formally established in 1974, building on ...
-Who Are The Current Members Of The European Council?
Whether a Member State is represented by a Prime Minister or by a ...
-What Are The Powers/Activities Of The European Council?
The European Council convenes twice a year, in the last month of each ...
-Who is the President of the (European) Council?
Both the Council of Ministers and the European Council have a ...
-What is the European Court of Justice?
The following text was kindly provided by Frangois Thunus[1]....
-What is the Court of Auditors?
The Court of Auditors checks whether the accounts of all EU institutions ...
-What is the Economic and Social Committee?
The Economic and Social Committee consists of representatives of the ...
-What is the Committee of Regions?
The Committee of Regions is a new advisory body established by ...
-What is the European Monetary Institute?
The Maastricht Treaty inlcudes provisions for the establishment of ...
-The European Community?
The European Community, formerly known as European Economic Community, is ...
-The Common Market?
The Common Market was one of the most important objectives of the ...
-The Council of Europe?
The Council of Europe is quite a different organisation from the EU. It is ...
-The Western European Union?
The Western European Union was founded in 1954 as a defence alliance ...
-The European Free Trade Association/European Economic Area?
The European Free Trade Association or EFTA was founded in 1960 as ...
-The North American Free Trade Agreement?
The North American Free Trade Agreement obviously affects ...
-Author, contributors and sources
This list was edited by Roland Siebelink and Bart ...









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