Court of Justice of the EU / Cour de justice de l’UE
The judicial branch of the European Union. The court mainly deals with application and interpretation of EU law, resolves cases between national governments and EU institutions, and may take action against EU institutions on behalf of individuals, companies or organisations.
NOTE: This is not connected in any way with the European Court of Human Rights. The ECHR is part of the Council of Europe, not the European Union. These are totally separate organisations.
European Union fund which provides loans and guarantees to projects involved with development, climate change and the environment, infrastructure and small and medium businesses. Its aim is to promote the policy goals of the EU, and operates both within the EU and elsewhere. It focuses on projects that have difficulty getting loans within their own country.
(Note: Despite the similar names, this is not the European Central Bank which manages the Euro currency.)
To give it its full title, “the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice”. Supports and manages the technology used on the European Union’s external and internal borders, in relation to immigration, visas, security checks etc.
Part of a European Union initiative to transition to free open source software, OSPO handles the commission’s relationships with the libre software community. This account is not just a feed, they do actually interact, boost, reply, follow etc.
The public body which runs the European Union. The elected governments of the 27 European Union member states each choose a commisioner to represent their country. The 27 commissioners then collectively run the EU through the Commission.