The executive arm of the European Union. It initiates European Union policy and implements programmes and policies established by the EU legislative and budgetary authorities.
A European Community institution with powers of legislative initiative, implementation, management and control. It is the guardian of the Treaties and the embodiment of the interests of the Community. The Commission shares the right to initiate proposals in justice and home affairs with Member States.
the Executive of the European Union. Commissioners are appointed by member states. The body has three distinct functions initiating proposals for legislation; acting as guardian of the Treaties; and managing and executing EU policies and international trade relationships.
Represents the fifteen EU member states, working to harmonize technical requirements and procedures to achieve a single market in pharmaceuticals and allow free movement of products throughout the European Union.
A governing body of the European Union (EU-- q.v.) that oversees the organization's treaties, recommends actions under the treaties, and issues independent decisions on EU matters.
The executive body of the EU consists of 20 commissioners and is the driving force behind new legislation. Each member state has one commissioner responsible for a particular sector.
the equivalent of the government in a member state. It has 25 Commissioners. It is not a huge bureaucracy: it has fewer staff than a typical local authority in Britain. (more information)
a group, appointed by the agreement of the governments of the European Union, which initiates Union action and safeguards its treaties.
The 'civil service' of the European Union. The Commission also has some executive powers in its own right.
One of the institutions of the European Union, also known as the Commission of the European Communities. It has responsibilities for the implementation of EC competition law. See DG Competition or http://ec.europa.eu/comm/index_en.htm.
The European Commission is the supranational and administrative arm of the EC executive, referring to both the collectivity of the individual Commissioners and the administrative apparatus that serves them. Its major concerns focus on the initiation, supervision and implementation of EC activities and legislation. Commissioners take an oath of loyalty to the EC, swearing to totally serve the EC and not seek or take instructions from a national government or other body.
The European Commission is a body with powers of initiative, implementation, management and control. It is composed of twenty independent members (two each from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom and one each from all the other countries), including a President and two Vice-Presidents. It is appointed for a five-year term, by agreement among the Member States, and is subject to a vote of appointment by the European Parliament, to which it is answerable, before it can be sworn in.
The European Commission is effectively the EU's civil service. It has powers of initiative, implementation, management and control. It is the guardian of the Treaties and the embodiment of the interests of the Community. It is composed of 20 Commissioners (two each from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom and one each from all the other countries), including a President and two Vice Presidents. It is appointed for a five year term by the Council, subject to a vote of approval by the European Parliament, to which it is answerable. The Commissioners are assisted by an administration made up of Directorates General and specialised departments. Negotiations are taking place during the current intergovernmental conference over the future composition of the Commission. The convention responsible for drawing up a draft Treaty has suggested having a Commission made up of 15 full Commissioners and 15 Deputies who would not have voting rights, though a system where each Member State has at least one Commissioner seems more likely to be approved.
The executive body of the European Union which initiates European regulations.
European body that proposes legislation, is responsible for administration, and ensures that provisions of the EU's treaties and the decisions of the EU's institutions are properly implemented. Essentially the executive branch of the EU. The Commission has a member from each of the EU member countries. Members are selected by the President of the Commission and confirmed by the European Parliament.
The rules of competition of the European Union are enforced by the European Commission, the executive arm of the Community. Commissioners are appointed by Governments of member states and the Commission is based in Brussels. Directorate General IV deals with competition policy.
The European Commission is the executive body of the European Union. It acts as the guardian of the EU treaties to ensure that EU legislation is applied correctly, prepares policy initiatives and presents legislation suggestions, and serves as an authority in certain fields. As regards economic policy, the Commission provides recommendations for economic guidelines and reports matters relating to economic development and economic policy to the Council of the European Union. It monitors the public economy status of the member states and makes reports on this to the Council. The Commission has 20 members; Germany, Spain, French, Italy, and the UK have two members each, and the rest of the member states one each.
The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive body of the European Union. Alongside the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, it is one of the three main institutions governing the Union.