This therefore means that the laws were formed for social and political reasons.
There are three laws that originate from the EU laws. These are treaties, regulations, recommendations and directives. Regulations are directly applicable to all the member states as from the date it is implemented without any action from the member states. A directive is applicable to all the member states of the EU, but the national authorities have the right to choose the form or method. Decisions on the other hand are only binding to the states to which it is designated. Any regulations and directives addressed to particular member states must be published in the Official Journal of the Communities. Some of these laws apply to some of the Member States while others do not. Some of the European Union laws are binding while others are not (Fairhurst, 2009, 72).
The EU Institutions were basically created with the main aim of giving an impression to an continually closer Union of European states. The members of the European Union kept growing over time which resulted in an increase in the number of responsibilities for the EU. Over time the Institutions have increased in number and broadened and are more numerous. There are over a dozen of European institutions but only five are really important. There are European Council, Council of Ministers, Parliament, Commission and EU Court. The three institutions that make up the “institutional triangle” for the European Council law is the Council, Commission and the Parliament. Other minor institutions that exist under the European Union are the European Court of Auditors, the European Investment Fund, and the European Economic, the European Central Bank and Social Committee and others.
This institution serves one main purpose which is to steer the political direction chaired by the Head of States.