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Main actors

2. The Institutions

Contacting the EU

Some 30 000 people work for the European Union institutions. To get detailed information about the institutions’ activities and policies, to visit them or to get background information or an interview on a specific subject, click on the institutions below. For specific press contacts, please see the Contact Guide of the EU4Journalists.

The main institutions of the European Union are:
- European Parliament
- Council of the European Union
- European Commission
- Court of Justice of the European Communities
- European Court of Auditors
- European Ombudsman
- European Data Protection Supervisor

The main financial bodies are:
- European Central Bank
- European Investment Bank
- European Investment Fund

Advisory bodies:
- European Economic and Social Committee
- Committee of the Regions

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