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The Institutions of the EU - European Parliament, European Commission and Council of the European Union.

50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome - Europa website
This European Commission website contains information concerning the celebrations of the EU's 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.

Council of the European Union
The Council of the European Union is the Community's legislative body; for a wide range of Community issues, it exercises that legislative power in co-decision with the European Parliament. The Council is composed of one representative at ministerial level from each Member State, who is empowered to commit his Government. Council members are politically accountable to their national parliaments.

International Criminal Court
The European Union fully supports the International Criminal Court (ICC). The principles of the Rome Statute of the ICC, as well as those governing its functioning, are fully in line with the principles and objectives of the Union. The consolidation of the rule of law and respect for human rights, as well as the preservation of peace and the strengthening of international security, in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations and as provided for in Article 11 of the EU Treaty, are of fundamental importance to, and a priority for, the Union.

Anti-EU petition in Austria: a "success" says the far-right FPOe
 

European Defence Agency
The European Defence Agency has been created to help EU Member States develop their defence capabilities for crisis-management operations under the European Security and Defence Policy.

European Court of Auditors
The mission of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) is to audit independently the collection and spending of European Union funds and, through this, to assess the way that the European institutions discharge these functions.

institutions
Links to the web sites of the European Union institutions