About...Luxembourg and the European Union
The brochure "About Luxembourg and the European Union" highlights over 170 years of economic and political integration in Luxembourg, before illustrating in detail its role in European construction since the 1950s: founding member of the Union European, question of the seat, EU institutions based in Luxembourg and the Council Presidencies of the European Union.
The European Commission is the EU's executive body. It represents the interests of the European Union as a whole (not the interests of individual countries). The term 'Commission' refers to both the College of Commissioners and to the institution itself.
Council of the European Union
The European Council is the EU institution that defines the general political direction and priorities of the European Union. It consists of the heads of state or government of the member states, together with its President and the President of the Commission.
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.
Information on citizens’ rights in the context of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.