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# EU Explainer

Last month
June 2024
Buail le 'ionadaithe' a d'fhéadfadh suíochán a ghlacadh san Eoraip má fhágann FPE
What is an EU commissioner and how are they appointed?
There is a grueling, sometimes-months-long process within the EU to select the next 27 commissioners.
Cad a dhéanann an tAontas Eorpach? Agus cad is féidir leis a reachtú agus a rialú?
‘Ispíní a dhéanamh’: Cad is FPE ann agus cad a dhéanann siad?
May 2024
Cad is grúpaí polaitiúla na hEorpa agus cén fáth go bhfuil siad tábhachtach?
Is rud casta é an tAontas Eorpach - seo é an chaoi a n-oibríonn a gcuid codanna ar fad lena chéile
An bhfuil fonn ort tuilleadh eolais a fháil faoi d’iarrthóirí i dtoghchán na hEorpa? Breathnaigh ar ár mbunachar sonraí nua
Meet the 'replacements' who could take over seats in Europe if elected MEPs bow out
Sisters, sons, press officers and councillors. This election, it’s all very inside baseball.
What does the EU do? And what can it legislate and regulate?
Here are all the things that are in the EU’s exclusive remit to legislate and regulate.
This year
Who's running in the European elections and what are the key dates to look out for?
A record number of candidates have declared their status in recent weeks.
What are European political groupings and why are they important?
How much do you know about the EPP? S&D? Get up to speed before you cast your vote.
'Sausage making': What is an MEP and what do they do?
What exactly is an MEP? What do they do? And how does the job compare to being a TD, senator or councillor?
Got questions about what MEPs do ahead of the elections in June? Muiris O'Cearbhaill has got you covered.
This explainer details the many elements of the role of an MEP, including voting, negotiating and diplomacy.
The EU is confusing - here's how all its bits work together