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Unformatted text preview: Structure European Council: Meetings between elected heads of states o Represent interests of home state o Most general level of authority-Forum-Broad Policy Decisions-Common Foreign Policy European Commission: Cabinet positions appointed by home states (do grunt work)-Initiation (Drafting/Submitting EU Laws)-Implementation (of said laws)-Finance Management-Voice (of the EU to the outside world) Council of Ministers-Comprised of foreign ministers from each of the member states-Focus on national interests of home country-Policy-making role Parliament-Represents individual citizens-Supervisory, but weak European Court of Justice-Issues: Democratic deficiet-Common Foreign/Sec Policy...
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- Spring '08
- International Relations