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.
The European Commission said on Friday it was "very concerned" with the state of the rule of law in Poland where the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party overhauled the courts, precipitating.. Reuters - Published
EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Thursday (January 9) that the comprehensive agreement on the future relationship between the European Union and Britain will take more time to agree..
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has welcomed the new EU Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, to Downing Street.
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Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, said the ties between the UK and the European Union will continue to be "unbreakable" even after Brexit. She told an audience at the London..
European Union leaders agreed on Friday to a 2050 climate neutrality target for the bloc, after hours of haggling with eastern European states demanding funds to support a transition away from fossil..
The new European Commission will unveil its Green Deal Wednesday to overhaul legislation and free up funds with the aim to make the EU climate neutral by 2050, but critics say the proposals don't match..
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The European Commission asked the Court of Justice of the European Union, the EU's highest court, for interim measures against Poland's new law to discipline judges for criticizing the government, the.. Reuters - Published
Citizens of the European Union will have a say on how the bloc should change to meet their needs under a proposal of the executive European Commission as it seeks to digest the lessons of Brexit. Reuters - Published
It will ultimately be up to Britain whether or not it seeks more time to negotiate a trade agreement with the European Union after it leaves the bloc, the head of the European Commission said on.. Reuters - Published
BRUSSELS — The European Union plans to dedicate a quarter of its budget to tackling climate change and to help shift $1.1 trillion in investment toward making the economy more environmentally.. WorldNews - Published
The European Union's executive arm, the European Commission, decided on Tuesday to ask the EU's top court to grant an injunction against a Polish law that would discipline judges who question the.. Reuters - Published
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Tuesday he wanted to meet Catalonia's pro-independence regional leader "as soon as possible" and hoped Madrid would start negotiations soon with the.. Reuters - Published
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen welcomed on Monday a ceasefire in Libya initiated by Turkey and Russia, but cautioned that the United Nations must lead the process of rebuilding the.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters
Three weeks before Britain is due to leave the European Union, the president of the European Commission warned Wednesday that the U.K. won’t get the “highest quality access” to the European.. WorldNews - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a positive meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday, his office said ahead of longer-term trade talks to take place after.. Reuters - Published
Prioritization will be required in Britain and the European Union's upcoming post-Brexit trade talks due to the tight end of year deadline, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on.. Reuters - Published
It will be "basically impossible" to negotiate all aspects of the future relationship between the European Union and Britain by the end of this year, the head of the European Commission said on.. Reuters - Published
Britain cannot expect the “highest quality access” to EU markets if it abandons Brussels rules after Brexit, the president of the European Commission has warned. Ursula von der Leyen said talks on.. WorldNews - Published
The president of the European Commission has urged Britain's youth to not to settle for "isolation" after Brexit, and said they would not have to accept the new "status quo" negotiated by Boris.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Independent
The European Commission called on Wednesday for an immediate end to the use of weapons in the Middle East conflict between Iran and the United States, urging efforts to restart dialogue. Reuters - Published
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell European Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen that Britain will not extend its transition out of the European Union beyond Dec. 2020, and is not seeking a new.. Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in London on Wednesday ahead of the opening rounds of trade talks that will begin once Britain formally.. Reuters - Published
The UK has inflicted “unnecessary damage” on itself with Brexit but would be warmly welcomed back into the EU at any time, the European Commission’s vice president has said. In a “love.. WorldNews - Published
Poland's lower house of parliament approved the latest reform of the judiciary on Friday, despite the European Commission calling it to hold off adopting a law which it says would imperil the rule of.. Reuters - Published
The European Commission took note on Friday of the British parliament's support for the withdrawal agreement with the EU, a key step to complete the process in January, and said it was ready to take.. Reuters - Published
Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission, after hours-long talks on Thursday, agreed in principle on a new gas deal starting after Jan 1, 2020, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic told.. Reuters - Published
Europe has done it. The European Green Deal announced by the European Commission is the first comprehensive plan to achieve sustainable development in any major world region. As such, it becomes a.. WorldNews - Published
The end-2020 deadline set by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to reach a deal on future EU-UK ties is "rigid" and will limit the scope of a free trade agreement between the two, EU Commission Vice.. Reuters - Published
The European Commission said on Monday it would closely examine whether a new Polish draft law undermines the independence of the judiciary, amid tensions between Brussels and Warsaw over democratic.. Reuters - Published
The European Commission urged Malta on Monday to speed up reforms to ensure the independence of its judiciary amid uproar over the investigation into the 2017 murder of journalist Daphne Caruana.. Reuters - Published
The European Commission expect European Union leaders on Friday to grant it a mandate for talks with Britain on a future trade agreement, the head of the Commission Ursula von der Leyen told a news.. Reuters - Published
Brussels (AFP) - European Union leaders clashed at the start of a summit on Thursday over the bloc's plans to tackle climate change, arguing over how to pay for the green transition and what role.. WorldNews - Published
The European Union's executive wants to mobilize 100 billion euros worth of investment to help the bloc's economies become more environmentally friendly, European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen.. Reuters - Published
The European Union will quicken its battle against climate change this week, with the announcement of a Green Deal by the new European Commision on Wednesday and a summit on Thursday at which leaders.. Reuters - Published
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The new European Commission president says she chose Africa as her first visit outside Europe as it has some of the world’s fastest-growing economies and some of its... WorldNews - Published
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis sees no reason to resign over an ongoing European Commission audit into conflicts of interest related to the sprawling conglomerate Agrofert, Pravo newspaper quoted.. Reuters - Published
The European Commission has determined that the Czech Republic must return hundreds of millions of crowns in EU subsidies as Prime Minister Andrej Babis did not sufficiently separate himself from.. Reuters - Published
The European Union will act as one over planned U.S. tariffs on French goods and believes the World Trade Organization is the best way to settle such disputes, the European Commision said on Tuesday. Reuters - Published
The European Commission has asked Malta to clarify how it intends to address Bank of Valletta's shortcomings over its monitoring of foreign customers who applied to buy Maltese citizenship under a.. Reuters - Published
BEIJING, Dec. 1 -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang spoke on the phone with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday, and discussed China-European Union (EU) relations and cooperation on.. WorldNews - Published
A European Commission audit has confirmed that Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is in a conflict of interest due to his former business empire that he has put into trust funds, weekly Respekt reported.. Reuters - Published
The EU will challenge the US and China on climate-change targets as the fight against global warming becomes a major issue, new European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The EU is considering.. WorldNews - Published
The new head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will attend a climate summit in Madrid and travel to Africa in her first week in the job, highlighting two of the key priorities for the.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters