Decision-making in the EU

All the institutions of the European Union are involved in decision-making in one way or another.

This is how decisions are made in the EU:

  1. Heads of state and government make decisions on general policies in the European Council.
  2. The Commission makes proposals for new laws.
  3. The Parliament reviews the proposals and passes decisions together with the Council of Ministers.
  4. The Council of Ministers and Parliament approve the laws together.
  5. The Commission controls that decisions are followed in all member states.
  6. The European Court of Justice settles disagreements that may come up.