Explainers The EU and the world

Brexit, the EU and the world

Professor Hussein Kassim
The European Council – the who, what, where, how and why

What is the European Council? The European Council is the EU’s supreme political authority and its key…

Professor Simon Hix
The European Parliament 

The European Parliament is the only ‘directly elected’ EU institution – Table 1 shows the number of…

Various
A guide to the EU budget

In a new report and accompanying interactive online tool out today IFS researchers provide an explanation of how the…

Dr N. Piers Ludlow
The history of the EU: the European name game

One of the confusing aspects of the European integration process has been the constantly evolving names of…

Professor Hussein Kassim
The European Commission

What is the European Commission, and why was it created? When people talk about ‘Brussels’ or ‘Eurocrats’,…

Professor Hussein Kassim
The EU: institutions explained

The EU institutions: what are they? The EU system enables member states to work together in pursuit…

Professor Hussein Kassim
The Council of the European Union

What is the Council of the European Union? The Council of the European Union is one of…

Dr Costantino Grasso
The European Arrest Warrant (EAW)

What is the EAW? The European Arrest Warrant is the most important legal instrument developed in the…

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