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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. Unlike in the Council of the European Union, where members are directly and indirectly elected, and the European Parliament, where members are directly elected, 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.

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Five European Union countries will take in migrants who had been stranded on the Open Arms rescue ship before being allowed to disembark on the Italian island of..
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The European Commission said on Monday that the EU was ready for a no-deal Brexit and that Britain would suffer most under such a scenario.
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will miss the G7 summit in France later this week following surgery to remove his gallbladder, a spokeswoman..
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The outgoing head of the European Union's executive, Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission, has cut short a holiday to undergo urgent surgery, his press..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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