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International Studies: European Union

International Studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines courses in Political Studies, History, Economics, and other relevant disciplines.

Overview

EU Documentation

Official Journal of the European Union

The Official Journal was published for the first time on 30 December 1952. Since 1998, an electronic version has been made available on EUR-Lex with previous journals now being scanned and gradually uploaded.

Legislative Observatory (OEIL)

Database with references for procedures and documents of institutions involved in the inter-institutional legislative procedure relating to the work of the European Parliament.

European Union Libraries

Provides links to EU Libraries and Archive Resources.

EU Institutions

Council of the European Union

This is the main decision-making institution of the EU. It is made up of ministers from each member state. The Council passes laws jointly with the European Parliament. The council also negotiates international agreements and makes decisions on foreign and economic policy measures.

European Commission

This institution proposes legislation to Parliament and the Council, administers and implements Community policies, enforces Community law (jointly with the Court of Justice) and negotiates international agreements.

European Parliament

The EU's parliamentary body is made up of of directly elected citizens of EU member states. Together with the Council, it constitutes the legislative branch of the institutions of the Union.

European Economic and Social Committee

European Economic and Social Committee is a consultative body of the European Union.