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M 03.01 Quiz about the Organs of the EU | Europawahl 2019 (mehrsprachig) | bpb.de

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Which organ of the EU is elected every 5 years by eligible EU voters?

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The European Parliament is the only organ of the EU which is directly elected every five years by eligible EU voters. The next Elections to the European Parliament will be held from 23–26 May, 2019.
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The European Parliament is primarily partitioned according to which feature?

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The Members of the European Parliament are elected every five years based on national party lists. Ideally, they represent the party system of their home country. Within the European Parliament (EP), the Members of the European Parliament work together according to their political orientation.
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The EU consists of how many member states? (as of November 2018)

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The EU currently (as of November 2018) consists of 28 member states. De jure, the United Kingdom remains a full member of the EU until the negotiations about the British withdrawal from the European Union are concluded. Until then the United Kingdom maintains all rights and obligations of its membership. The Elections to the European Parliament in 2019 are expected to be the first ones after the British exit from the European Union. The EU will then consist of 27 member states.
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The European Parliament meets in:

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The European Parliament’s official seat is in Strasbourg. The parliamentary committees meet in Brussels. The official seat of the General Secretariat of the Parliament - that is the official seat of the European Parliament staff - is in Luxembourg.
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The number of the Members of the European Parliament (who represent a particular member state) depends on:

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The number of the Members of the European Parliament depends on the population size of the member state. Compared to er member states, small member states are allowed to delegate more Members of Parliament with regards to their population size. This is supposed to ensure that the interests of small member states will be heard.
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There is a special feature regarding the smaller member states within the European Parliament. What is it?

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The number of the Members of the European Parliament depends on the population size of the member state. Compared to larger member states, small member states are allowed to delegate more Members of Parliament with regards to their population size. This is supposed to ensure that the interests of small member states will be heard. Small member states have a minimum number of Members of Parliament they delegate. Hence, they are over represented in Parliament.
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The European Commission is the only organ of the EU which is entitled to:

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What is the European Commission also referred to?

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The European Commission holds the administrative reigns. Because it is in control, the Commission may admonish member states or impose fines in case member states fail to obey the law or if they break commonly approved rules. Thus, it is also called “Guardian of the Treaties“.
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The Council of the European Union is also referred to as:

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The Council of the European Union is also called EU Council of Ministers because it is composed of all ministers with their specific remits.
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The following organ is responsible for foreign affairs and security policy:

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The foreign affairs and security policy of the EU has been gradually developed over the years and allows the EU to act with one voice on the international stage. The member states have much more influence jointly than they would have if each member state defended their own interests. The Council of the European Union is responsible for this.
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Important political actors meet regularly at the European Council. Who are they?

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The European Council is made up of the Heads of State and Government of the member states and the president of the European Commission as well as the president of the European Parliament. The European Council usually meets four times a year at so called summits.
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General political guidelines and priorities of the EU are determined by:

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Although the European Council is not authorised to pass laws, it sets the political objectives of the EU. That is to say, the European Council sets the agenda for current political issues, such as inner security, international relations or migration.
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What are the prerequisites the people who offer themselves as candidates for President of the European Council have to fulfil?

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Since the Treaty of Lisbon, the European Council elects a President for a term of 2 ½ years (before this arrangement, the rotation of Presidency took place half-yearly). The Presidential candidate is not allowed to execute a national office. The president is not eligible to vote in the Council, but they chair meetings and they represent the EU abroad when meeting other Heads of Government.
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Which organ of the EU is elected every 5 years by eligible EU voters?

Erläuterung
The European Parliament is the only organ of the EU which is directly elected every five years by eligible EU voters. The next Elections to the European Parliament will be held from 23–26 May, 2019.

The European Parliament is primarily partitioned according to which feature?

Erläuterung
The Members of the European Parliament are elected every five years based on national party lists. Ideally, they represent the party system of their home country. Within the European Parliament (EP), the Members of the European Parliament work together according to their political orientation.

The EU consists of how many member states? (as of November 2018)

Erläuterung
The EU currently (as of November 2018) consists of 28 member states. De jure, the United Kingdom remains a full member of the EU until the negotiations about the British withdrawal from the European Union are concluded. Until then the United Kingdom maintains all rights and obligations of its membership. The Elections to the European Parliament in 2019 are expected to be the first ones after the British exit from the European Union. The EU will then consist of 27 member states.

The European Parliament meets in:

Erläuterung
The European Parliament’s official seat is in Strasbourg. The parliamentary committees meet in Brussels. The official seat of the General Secretariat of the Parliament - that is the official seat of the European Parliament staff - is in Luxembourg.

The number of the Members of the European Parliament (who represent a particular member state) depends on:

Erläuterung
The number of the Members of the European Parliament depends on the population size of the member state. Compared to er member states, small member states are allowed to delegate more Members of Parliament with regards to their population size. This is supposed to ensure that the interests of small member states will be heard.

There is a special feature regarding the smaller member states within the European Parliament. What is it?

Erläuterung
The number of the Members of the European Parliament depends on the population size of the member state. Compared to larger member states, small member states are allowed to delegate more Members of Parliament with regards to their population size. This is supposed to ensure that the interests of small member states will be heard. Small member states have a minimum number of Members of Parliament they delegate. Hence, they are over represented in Parliament.

The European Commission is the only organ of the EU which is entitled to:

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What is the European Commission also referred to?

Erläuterung
The European Commission holds the administrative reigns. Because it is in control, the Commission may admonish member states or impose fines in case member states fail to obey the law or if they break commonly approved rules. Thus, it is also called “Guardian of the Treaties“.

The Council of the European Union is also referred to as:

Erläuterung
The Council of the European Union is also called EU Council of Ministers because it is composed of all ministers with their specific remits.

The following organ is responsible for foreign affairs and security policy:

Erläuterung
The foreign affairs and security policy of the EU has been gradually developed over the years and allows the EU to act with one voice on the international stage. The member states have much more influence jointly than they would have if each member state defended their own interests. The Council of the European Union is responsible for this.

Important political actors meet regularly at the European Council. Who are they?

Erläuterung
The European Council is made up of the Heads of State and Government of the member states and the president of the European Commission as well as the president of the European Parliament. The European Council usually meets four times a year at so called summits.

General political guidelines and priorities of the EU are determined by:

Erläuterung
Although the European Council is not authorised to pass laws, it sets the political objectives of the EU. That is to say, the European Council sets the agenda for current political issues, such as inner security, international relations or migration.

What are the prerequisites the people who offer themselves as candidates for President of the European Council have to fulfil?

Erläuterung
Since the Treaty of Lisbon, the European Council elects a President for a term of 2 ½ years (before this arrangement, the rotation of Presidency took place half-yearly). The Presidential candidate is not allowed to execute a national office. The president is not eligible to vote in the Council, but they chair meetings and they represent the EU abroad when meeting other Heads of Government.