Step 2. Primary EU law and EU institutions

Primary EU legislation is made of the Treaties, general principles established by the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ), and international agreements. You will learn more about international agreements a bit later. Now, let’s start with the EU Treaties.

The key component of primary law are the EU Treaties. The Treaties are binding intergovernmental agreements – they are concluded among all Member States. During the years, the Treaties have been amended a number of times in order to reflect the challenges and new tasks in front of the EU and its Member States.

Now watch this video about the signing of one of the most important Treaties