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European Commission: Executive branch of the European Union
The European Commission (EC) is the executive branch of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU. Commissioners swear an oath at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg City, pledging to respect the treaties and to be completely independent in carrying out their duties during their mandate. The Commissioners are proposed by the Council of the European Union, on the basis of suggestions made by the national governments, and then appointed by the European Council after the approval of the European Parliament. It is common, although not a formal requirement, that the commissioners have previously held senior political positions, such as being a member of the European Parliament or a government minister.

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The Rule of Law: what is it and why is it important? [Video]

The Rule of Law: what is it and why is it important?

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EU must rise to challenge on migration, EU Commission chief says

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European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, announced on Wednesday her plans for a European Health Union during her first State of the Union address to the European Parliament. But what will..

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Von der Leyen sets out EU's ambitious new goals [Video]

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European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen set out ambitious new climate goals for the EU on Wednesday, and also said a proposal was on the way for minimum wages. Francis Maguire reports.

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Government tells EU they are not withdrawing new bill [Video]

Government tells EU they are not withdrawing new bill

Michael Gove says he has told European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic that the UK government “would not be withdrawing” the Internal Market Bill, following an “extraordinary meeting”..

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EU official arrives for talks with Michael Gove [Video]

EU official arrives for talks with Michael Gove

European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic arrives in London for an “extraordinary meeting” of the Joint Committee between the UK and EU with Michael Gove. Report by Jonesia. Like us on..

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EC's Schinas promises 'affordable and equitable' access to COVID-19 vaccine [Video]

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The vice president of the European Commission has reassured citizens that the rollout of a future coronavirus vaccine will be fair and well organised, and admitted the frustration felt within the EU..

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Ireland set to lose key trade portfolio after European Commission reshuffle [Video]

Ireland set to lose key trade portfolio after European Commission reshuffle

Latvia's Valdis Dombrovskis is set to be the EU's new trade commissioner, while Ireland's Mairead McGuinness has been given the financial services portfolio. View on euronews

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Pharmaceutical industry looking to avoid lawsuits in Covid vaccine race [Video]

Pharmaceutical industry looking to avoid lawsuits in Covid vaccine race

The pharmaceutical industry are preemptively looking to avoid lawsuits in the coronavirus vaccine race through their negotiations with the European Commission.

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EU could buy COVID vaccines through WHO [Video]

EU could buy COVID vaccines through WHO

European Union states could buy potential COVID-19 vaccines through a procurement scheme co-led by the World Health Organization, the EU Commission said in what appears to be a change in position. Joe..

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Golfgate: Phil Hogan's COVID-19 breach calls into question clout of EU Commission's code of conduct [Video]

Golfgate: Phil Hogan's COVID-19 breach calls into question clout of EU Commission's code of conduct

Is the EU's code of conduct fit for purpose? The case of Irish Commissioner Phil Hogan is proving a test for the institution's rule book.

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