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About the EU
How the EU works
European Union Official Website
EU-upplysningen svarar på faktafrågor om EU. De kan bland annat handla om EU:s organisation, vilka rättigheter man har som EU-medborgare eller enskilda politikområden. De ger även vägledning till fördjupad information om EU samt informerar om EU-arbetet i riksdagen. Dock inte frågor som rör förhållanden i andra EU-länder.
An European online newspaper that provides both daily reports and in-depth coverage on international affairs related to the European Union (EU).
EUROPA - Gateway to the European Union
EUROPA is the official web site of the European Union and provides access to information published by all EU institutions, agencies and bodies.
European Parliament (Europaparlamentet)
The European Parliament is an important forum for political debate and decision-making at the EU level. The Members of the European Parliament are directly elected by voters in all Member States to represent people’s interests with regard to EU law-making and to make sure other EU institutions are working democratically. The European Parliament is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the EU . Together with the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, it exercises the legislative function of the EU.
The Council of the European Union (Europeiska unionens råd / "Ministerrådet")
The Council is an essential EU decision-maker. It negotiates and adopts legislative acts in most cases together with the European Parliament through the ordinary legislative procedure, also known as 'codecision'. Coordinates member states' policies. Develops the EU's common foreign and security policy. Concludes international agreements. The Council adopts the EU budget together with the Parliament.
The European Commission (Europeiska kommissionen)
The European Commission is the executive of the European Union. It takes decisions on the Union's political and strategic direction.
European Council (Europeiska rådet)
The European Council defines the EU's overall political direction and priorities. It is not one of the EU's legislating institutions, so does not negotiate or adopt EU laws. Instead it sets the EU's policy agenda, traditionally by adopting 'conclusions' during European Council meetings which identify issues of concern and actions to take.
The members of the European Council are the heads of state or government of the 28 EU member states, the European Council President and the President of the European Commission.
EEAS - European External Action Service
The EEAS is the European Union's diplomatic service. It helps the EU's foreign affairs chief – the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy – carry out the Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy.
EU-nämnden [Swedish Parliament]
EU-nämnden är ett samrådsorgan inom Riksdagen i EU-frågor. Regeringen måste ha stöd i riksdagen för hur den ska ställa sig till beslut i EU:s ministerråd. Därför samråder regeringen med EU-nämnden inför varje rådsmöte. Regeringen samråder även med EU-nämnden om möten mellan EU:s stats- och regeringschefer i Europeiska rådet.
EUR-Lex (fd CELEX )
EUs collected legislation and case-law (treaties, international agreements, legislation in force, case-law, parliamentary questions)
For more about International as well as Swedish Law, see the Public Administration and Law page.
OEIL – European Parliament Legislative Observatory
The European Parliament's database for monitoring the EU decision-making process. It's also possible to see what's happening in ongoing cases.
Europa.eu Publications and documents
Legislation, treaties and other official documents concerning the EU.
The Court of Justice of the European Union constitutes the judicial authority of the European Union and, in cooperation with the courts and tribunals of the Member States, it ensures the uniform application and interpretation of EU law.
En illustrerad sammanfattning av EU:s ordinarie lagstiftningsförfarande.
EU's statistical organizational agency compiles statistics within a number of various fields related to the EU countries. It's possible to choose thematic statistics about the EU countries. You can find the Eurostat Yearbook here as well.