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©2009 European Parliament, Visits and Seminars Unit European Parliament 2009 Visits and Seminars Unit DG Communication EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
©2009 European Parliament, Visits and Seminars Unit European Union Candidate countries EU 27 (2007)
©2009 European Parliament, Visits and Seminars Unit The European Commission EU Institutions 27 Commissioners control of planning and implementation presents legislative initiatives President Mr Jose Manuel Durao Barroso The Council of the EU Ministers of 27 Member States EU legislative power (shared with EP) EU budgetary power (shared with EP) foreign policy decisions agricultural policy decisions rotating presidency The European Parliament 785 Members of the Parliament (MEP) EU legislative power (shared with Council) EU budgetary power (shared with Council) parliamentary control of other institutions President Mr Hans-Gert Pöttering
©2009 European Parliament, Visits and Seminars Unit The Presidencies of EU Institutions The Presidency of the Council of the European Union Sweden July - December 2009 France July - December 2008 The President of the European Commission Mr Jose Manuel Durao Barroso Czech Republic Czech Republic January - June 2009 The President of the European Parliament Mr Hans-Gert Pöttering
©2009 European Parliament, Visits and Seminars Unit Budgetary power Parliament decides the EU annual budget together with the Council Enlargement decisions Parliament‘s assent is required for the accession of any new Member States Legislative power Most EU laws are adopted jointly by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU Parliamentary control Parliament supervises other EU institutions and can pass a vote of no-confidence in the European Commission European Parliament Parliament’s powers
©2009 European Parliament, Visits and Seminars Unit European Parliament Seats per Member State in EU27 MEMBER STATE GermanyAustria France Bulgaria United Kingdom Denmark Italy Finland Spain Slovakia Poland Ireland Romania Lithuania Netherlands Latvia Belgium Slovenia Czech Estonia Greece Cyprus Hungary Luxembourg PortugalMalta Sweden EU27 2007 18 14 13 9 7 6 5 EU27 2009 Lisbon 96 74 73 54 51 33 26 22 20 EU27 2009 Lisbon 19 18 13 12 9 8 6 EU27 2009 Nice 99 72 50 33 25 22 18 EU27 2007 99 78 54 35 27 24 19 EU27 2009 Nice 17 13 12 8 7 6 5 785 736751
©2009 European Parliament, Visits and Seminars Unit Political Groups EPP-ED: Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats PES: Socialist Group in the European Parliament ALDE: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Greens/EFA: Group of The Greens / European Free Alliance GUE/NGL: Confederate Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left UEN: Union for Europe of the Nations Group IND/DEM: Independence / Democracy Group Non-attached 785 288 100 217 41 22 44 43 Situation as of 13 January 2009 30
©2009 European Parliament, Visits and Seminars Unit Committees Committee on Foreign Affairs Committee on Development Committee on International Trade Committee on Budgets Committee on Budgetary Control Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Employment and Social Affairs Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee on Industry, Research and Energy Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee on Transport and Tourism Committee on Regional Development Committee on Agriculture Committee on Fisheries Committee on Culture and Education Committee on Legal Affairs Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee on Constitutional Affairs Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee on Petitions 20
©2009 European Parliament, Visits and Seminars Unit SECRETARIAT The European Parliament’s Secretariat is located in Luxembourg and Brussels How the Parliament Works COMMITTEE MEETINGS 15 weeks allocated for parliamentary committee meetings in Brussels PLENARY SESSIONS 11 part-sessions in Strasbourg 4 additional sessions in Brussels POLITICAL GROUPS 12 weeks allocated for meetings of the political groups in Brussels EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS 2009
©2009 European Parliament, Visits and Seminars Unit EU AS A GLOBAL PLAYER AGRICULTURALEXPENDITURE OTHER EXPENDITURE INCL. ADMINISTRATION SUSTAINABLE GROWTH CompetitivenessCohesion CITIZENSHIP, FREEDOM, SECURITY AND JUSTICE 45% 6% EUR 133.8 billion 31% 6% 11% 1% Budget of the European Union Financial year 2009 RURAL DEVELOPMENT € 2009
©2009 European Parliament, Visits and Seminars Unit EU Budget Revenue Financial year 2009 € 2009 Miscellanous VAT-basedresource Customs duties, agricultural duties, and sugar levies 17% 17% 1% 65% GNI based resource
©2009 European Parliament, Visits and Seminars Unit The European Commission Legislative power How co-decision works Commission proposal First reading in Council (Council position) Conciliation committee (if necessary) Second reading in Council (if necessary) Second reading in Parliament (if necessary) Final vote in third reading (if necessary) Final vote in third reading (if necessary) The Council of the European Union The European Parliament First reading in Parliament (Parliament opinion)
©2009 European Parliament, Visits and Seminars Unit Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought Sakharov Prize Winner 2008: HU JIA HU JIA is a prominent human rights activist and dissident in the People's Republic of China.
©2009 European Parliament, Visits and Seminars Unit Information on internet www.europarl.europa.eu
Welcome to the European Parliament. The European Union 500 million citizens in 27 countries EU-lidstaat Kandidaat-lidstaat.
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