The EU and its Institutions
The European Union is composed of Member States that have set up a supranational and intergovernmental union. They created common institutions to which they delegate some of their sovereignty. Decisions on specific matters of common interest can thus be taken democratically at the European level.
Each Member State has its Permanent Representation to the EU to represent its interests in the EU. In this regard, the Representations cooperate with all EU institutions, particularly the Council of the EU, which is the body within which all Member States are all represented.