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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. 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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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Britain and the European Union agreed a new Brexit deal.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have talked on the eve of an EU summit set to be dominated by Brexit.
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More than 500,000 euros of funds granted by the European Parliament to two pan-European political groups were misused by their members, the European Commission's..
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A report that Britain and the European Commission are close to agreeing on the text of a Brexit deal is "premature", two EU officials said on Tuesday, though a..
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The launch of the new European Commission, the European Union's executive arm, is likely to be delayed by a month because the European Parliament has rejected..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will speak to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President..
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The largest group in the European Parliament will vote against French President Emmanuel Macron's candidate for the new European Commission, a spokesman for the..
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday called Turkey to show restraint and stop its military operation in northeast Syria.
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The European Union still wants a deal with Britain on the country's exit from the bloc and is also determined to protect the Good Friday agreement that ended..
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British Brexit negotiator David Frost is still due to hold talks with the European Commission on Tuesday despite comments by a Downing Street source that a deal..
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