For more information related to the European Union and Scottish politics please see some of the interesting and informative links below.
European Court of Auditors
Institution based in Luxembourg, responsible for the auditing of finances of the EU. The Court is comprised of one member from each EU Member State.
The Council of the European Union
The Council of the European Union is the Union's legislative body. It works together with the European Parliament to exercise it's legislative power (co-decision) for a wide range of Community issues. It is comprised of one representative at ministerial level from each Member State.
The Court of Justice of the European Union
The Court of Justice reviews the legality of the acts of the institutions of the European Union. It ensures that the Member States comply with obligations under the Treaties.
The European Commission
The Commission is responsible fo initiating EU legislation, and for ensuring compliance once laws have been approved by the Member States and the EU Parliament.
The European Council
The European Council is responsible for defining the general political direction and priorities of the European Union. It consists of the heads of state or government of EU Member States.
The European Ombudsman
The European Ombudsman investigates complaints made by any citizen, business or association of a Member State in the European Union about maladministation in the institutions and bodies of the European Union.
The European Parliament
The official site of The European Parliament gives news and information on the work of the Parliament and its Committees, as well as the contributions made by all MEPs.
The Scottish Government
The devolved Government for Scotland is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including health, education, justice, rural affairs, and transport. Since 2007 the SNP has formed the Scottish Government, re-elected with a majority for a second term in 2011.
The Scottish National Party
Home Page of Scotland's Independence Party, which exists to achieve for Scotland the normal status which all independent countries enjoy. Following the 2011 Scottish Parliament elections the SNP were re-elected with a majority and now have a mandate to hold a referendum on Scottish Independence in the lifetime of the Parliament. In 2009 the party topped the European Parliament elections. Join
The Scottish Parliament
The official site of The Scottish Parliament gives news and information on the work of the Parliament and it's Committees, as well as the contributions made by all MSPs.