Centre d'Information sur les Institutions Européennes

Centre d'Information sur les Institutions Européennes (CIIE)

The Institutions of the European Union

Presentation of the Institutions of the European Union

The functioning of the European institutions is sometimes difficult to understand. Who provides the ideas, who puts forward the proposals and who finally makes the decisions? “Brussels,” “Strasbourg,” and even “Luxembourg” are among the most frequent answers, while other people evoke the words “eurocrats” or “technocrats”.
But what is the meaning behind the words “Brussels,” “Strasbourg,” and “Luxembourg” so often employed?
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