This category contains links regarding European integration and the politics, policies, institutions, and law of the European Union. The European Union is a supranational organization with currently 15 Member-States*. Its main institutions are the Council, the European Parliament, the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the European Court of Justice. The European Union is in fact the umbrella of three legal entities sharing the same bodies: the European Community, the European Community for Coal and Steel, and EURATOM. *Members of the European Union are: Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Ireland, Denmark, Greece, Portugal and Spain, Austria, Finland and Sweden.
This category is about the political European Union, its institutions, policies, politics and the process of integration.

It is not a category for anything that is published on the Internet in any of the EU member states, nor is it a category for everything that can be found on the Internet regarding the countries that are members of the EU. It is not about regions, landscapes, animals, or the like.

Countries in various stages of joining (or possibly joining) the EU, with the countries grouped according to the status of the accession negotiations.
Sites providing information or views on the enlargement of the European Union.
This gathers together sites for and about the formal Institutions of the European Union.
Issues relating to the European Union (rather than Europe in general) such as the single currency, accountability of the EU, withdrawal or entry into the EU, etc.
This is for issues relating specifically to the EU ONLY. General European issue sites should be submitted to Society/Issues/Regional/Europe (or subcategories thereof).

Law

This category is limited to websites relevant to the laws of the European Union itself -for example the treaties, the legislative process, the laws, and legal research strategies. This is not a category for websites relevant to the laws of the Member States of the European Union.
For sites providing access to Community legislation and case law.
Countries with full membership in the EU.

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Listed in Embassies and Consulates categories are entities such as Embassies, Consulates, High Commissions, Permanent Representatives and de facto equivalents. Information on their formatting, and on the arrangement of related categories, can be found in the FAQ of Society: Government: Embassies and Consulates.

A collection of member states with an rich history of national and individual customs working within a European Union Gevernment makes for an dynamic evolving new society. The dissimination of these new policies combined with national reaction and input necessitates a effecent and broad view reporting on behalf of the member country media.
This category includes English language web sites relating to non-profit, non-governmental European Union organizations. The organizations facilitate cooperation among the EU nations in cultural, social, environmental and other public service efforts. Please submit sites with no English content to the appropriate World category.
Political parties work to establish or promote particular theories or principles of government, specifically by recruiting and organizing support for candidates for public office.