5Brussels EU building Bertha von Suttner building Brussels is HQ to the European commission.They’re responsible for proposing laws, implementing decisions, upholding the treaties and the general day-to-day running of the Union.This is also the HQ for the ‘Council of Ministers’, which is the group that make all the final decisions for the European Union.
6Strasbourg EU Building The Louise Weiss building It cost €270million to build!!!
7Strasbourg EU Building The Louise Weiss building This is the home of the European parliament.The EU building in Strasbourg is one of the buildings that are being used for the parliament.The EU parliament gather here todiscuss anything that is importantto the EU. This building is used forthe meeting of the parliamentonly if the building in Brussels isnot available.The dome of the parliament chamber will light up as the noise level rises.
8Luxembourg EU building The European Investment Bank headquarters
9What they do…Luxembourg’s focus falls on Law and Order. Particular civil rights issues are dealt with here.This covers all European Union states.
11Frankfurt EU Building Commerzbank Tower The EU building in Frankfurt is the site of the European central bank.This is one of the world’s most important banks, which holds the monetary policy for 16 of the states which are included in the EU. A monetary policy is when they control, the supply and availability of money as well as controlling the cost of money.
13The Hague The Hague is the location of the EU’s ‘Europol’. This is the EU’s criminal intelligence agency and was started on the 1st July 1999.It covers all of the European participating countries.
14The People of the EU Election of the MEPs takes place every 5 years. Has been like this since 1979.They are elected by universal adult suffrage.Universal adult suffrage: all adult citizens in the country vote as a whole.Each member state in the EU can chose it’s own method of election, but they have to abide by these 3 rules.Each individual citizen in the member state has the right to chose who they want. Not as a group decision.Each member state can divide it’s country into sections for voting, as long as it doesn’t affect the voting system.Any party that is up for election must receive at least 5% of votes of the member state.
15UK The UK is subdivided into 12 sections. East midlands: 5 members Eastern: 7 membersLondon: 8 membersNorth east: 3 membersNorth west: 8 membersNorthern Ireland: 3 membersScotland: 6 membersSouth east: 10 membersSouth west: 6 membersWales: 4 membersWest midlands: 6 membersYorkshire and the Humber: 6 membersTotal: 72 members
16Germany Germany has 99 members and no subsections. They belong to one of these 5 parties.Green/European free alliance.Alliance of liberals and democrats for Europe.European peoples party.Confederal group of the European united left – Nordic green left.Group of the progressive alliance of socialists and democrats in the European parliament.
17France 1. France : East : 9 members 2. France : Ile-de-France : 13 members3. France : Massif central-Centre : 5 members4. France : North-west : 10 members5. France : West : 9 members6. France : Over seas : 3 members7. France : South-East : 13 members8. France : South-west : 10 members