17 June 2022
THE STATE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION 21 22 THE STATE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS THE STATE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION 23 THE COMMISSION Pierre Haroche WHAT ARE THE COMMISSION’S CURRENT FUNCTIONS AND AIMS? The European Commission is composed. [...] THE STATE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION 29 THE COURT Darren Harvey WHAT IS THE SITUATION NOW? The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is the EU institution tasked with ensuring that the law is observed when it comes to interpreting and applying the EU Treaties. [...] The treaties currently in force are the Treaty on the European Union (TEU), the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU, former EEC Treaty), the EURATOM Treaty, and the Charter of Fundamental Rights. [...] The EU has become increasingly aware of the importance of the internet and new technologies for the Single Market — particularly since the beginning of the 2000s when it launched its Lisbon Strategy, which aimed to make the EU the most competitive knowledge- based economy in the world. [...] The list of policies is striking: the Artificial Intelligence Act, the ‘Chips’ Act, the Digital Services Act, the Digital Markets Act, the Data Governance Act, the Data Act, the EU’s revisions on Network and Information Security, and the Cyber Resilience Act.