Observatorio Europeo de Justicia Juvenil - OEJJ

Algunas banderas de la UE

The European Institutions and Juvenile Justice

The EU's decision-making process in general and the co-decision procedure in particular involve three main institutions:

This ‘institutional triangle’ produces the policies and laws that apply throughout the EU. In principle, it is the Commission that proposes new laws, but it is the Parliament and Council that adopt them. The Commission and the Member states then implement them, and the Commission ensures that the laws are properly taken on board.

Two other institutions have a vital part to play: the Court of Justice upholds the rule of European law, and the Court of Auditors checks the financing of the Union’s activities.

In addition to its institutions, the EU has a number of other bodies that play specialised roles:


* This information was obtained from the official EU website


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