Certain Aspects of the European Union Institutional System Cover Image

Neki aspekti institucionalnog sistema Evropske unije
Certain Aspects of the European Union Institutional System

Author(s): Mile Račić
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, EU-Legislation
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Источном Сарајеву
Keywords: European Parliament; European Council; Council of the European Union Ministers; European Comission; Judical Institutions of European Unioncal Institution;
Summary/Abstract: Institutions of European Union are organised in a similar way as many countries of the world today. Institutions, their structures, functions and authority remind, to a large extent of the authority of modern parliamentary states. In this paper the subject of our interest is basic structures of European Union: European parliament, European Council, Council of the European Union Ministers, European Commission and European Court.The paper analyzes the structure and the electoral process of the bodies of the European Union institutional system, their jurisdiction, roles and positions in this system. More specifically, the procedures of coordination and attitude adjustments are analyzed, with special emphasis on the decision making process.The overall analysis is intended for supporting the initial hypothesis that the bodies and their roles in the institutional structure of the European Union are not substantially different from the bodies of parliamentary states that promote the values of representative democracy and the rule of law.