2. ABC of EU Institutions

What does the European Parliament do and what are the responsibilities of the Commission? What do we mean by the European Council and how does it differ from the Council of the European Union?

Food for thought

This video was made in 2014. Since then, the EU has undergone major changes that have also affected the information presented. Can you identify which of the information given in the video is no longer correct? 

Read the infographic for a brief guide to the EU's institutions:

ABC institutions

 Source: European Union

Find out how European citizens determine the composition of the EU institutions:

Source: Multimedia Centre, European Parliament 2021