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European Union Institutions/Institucioj de la Eŭropa Unio

The European Union is made up of three main institutions: the Parliament, the Council and the Commission.

La Eŭropa Unio enhavas tri ĉefajn instituciojn: la Parlamenton, la Konsilion kaj la Komisionon.


European Parliament

European Parliament/Eŭropa Parlamentejo

European Parliament/Eŭropa Parlamento

The European Parliament comprises 766 directly-elected members known as MEPs. Elected every five years, the Parliament is a co-legislator, has budgetary powers and exercises democratic controls over all the European institutions. The Parliament’s official seat is in Strasbourg, whilst extra sessions and committees are held in Brussels. The Secretariat is based in Luxembourg.

La Eŭropa Parlamento konsistas nuntempe el 766 parlamentanoj rekte elektitaj por kvinjara periodo. La Parlamento kunkreadas unian juron; kunpreparas buĝeton kaj kontrolas ĉiujn Eŭropuniajn instituciojn.  La oficiala sidejo de la Parlamento troviĝas ĉe Strasburgo kaj aldonaj debatoj kaj komitatkunsidoj okazas ĉe Bruselo. La sekretariato troviĝas ĉe Luksemburgo.

European Parliament Website (retejo de la Eŭropa Parlamento)

Searchable lists of MEPs (serĉebla listo de Eŭropaj Parlamentanoj)

Live Broadcasts (rektaj elsendoj)


Council of the European Union/Konsilio de la Eŭropa Unio

Council of the European Union/Konsilio de la Eŭropa Unio

Council of the European Union

The Council is made up of the ministers of the Member States and is the main decision-making body of the European Union. Each country is represented by the minister responsible for whichever subject is on the agenda. The Council is based in Brussels. The presidency of the Council is currently held for six months by each Member State on a rotational basis as follows:

  • January – June 2014: Greece
  • July – December 2014: Italy
  • January – June 2015: Latvia
  • July – December 2015: Luxembourg
  • January – June 2016: Netherlands
  • July – December 2016: Slovakia

European Council Website

Live Broadcasts


EU flag

EU Flag/Flago de la Eŭropa Unio

European Commission

The European Commission is the Executive body of the European Union. Its main roles are to propose and implement legislation and to act as ‘guardian of the treaties’ that provide the legal basis for the EU. Its headquarters are in Brussels.

European Commission website

List of Commissioners

List of Directorates – General and Services

EC Representation in the UK


Esperanto Links

Eŭropa Esperanto-Unio (Esperanto-language website of the European Esperanto Union)

Eŭropa Bulteno (European Bulletin in Esperanto)

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