Christine Ie-Ting Lin
Universiteit Leiden, MIRD
To understand the institutional design of the EU, one often encounters the problems on the names of the organs and their competences under the Union. The institutional design of the EU contains seven main organs of the EU, and they fall into three main powers: executive, legislative and judicial, with the control power serves supportive tasks to the Union. This article will examine the changes of the EU after the Treaty of Lisbon came into force in three parts, the balance of power between the executive and legislative, the powers of judicial organ, and the effects given by a new international legal personality after the ToL.