The European Commission (EC) is an institution 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.
In a big blow to the ruling coalition in Karnataka, JD(S) patriarch and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda was defeated in Tumkur constituency by his BJP rival by a margin of over 13,000 votes, the.. DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes
The EC said that after two rounds of in-depth discussions spreading over two days, it did not find it possible or feasible to accede to the demand, especially in view of the recent judgment of the.. DNA - Published
The head of the EU executive said on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump could be trusted on EU-U.S. trade relations. Adding that the Sino-U.S. trade conflict needed to be resolved soon to restore..
The European Union won backing from the bloc's top court on Tuesday for its system to protect foreign companies, which proponents say is essential for future trade agreements but critics say unfairly..
Rwandan President Paul Kagame began a week of solemn ceremonies on Sunday to commemorate the lives of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus murdered during the Rwandan genocide, a three-month-killing spree..
The Rwandan president and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker were amongst those paying their respects on Sunday to the victims of the worst genocide in recent history, marking 25 years..
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At a special event in Kigali, a minute's silence was observed before Rwandan Foreign Minister Richard Sezibera delivered a speech to commemorate 25 years since the Rwandan genocide, saying all citizens..
Germany's carmakers have been accused by the European Union of collusion in holding back technology to reduce harmful emissions from vehicles. The European Commission said Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler..
The European Parliament has approved a law banning a wide-range of single-use plastic items, such as straws and cutlery, by 2021. The European Commission's vice-president said, "Europe is setting new..
According to CNN, new cars sold in Europe after 2022 will require a device to prevent speeding. Under new safety rules adopted by the European Union, all new vehicles will require an intelligent speed..
The counting of votes for 542 LS seats, assemblies of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, and some assembly byelections in Tamil Nadu and Goa will start on Thursday morning. The EC.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Congress on Wednesday slammed the EC for rejecting the demand of opposition parties for 100% counting of VVPATs in case if even one of them did not match with the selected sample & said the EC has.. IndiaTimes - Published
"I have been saying for many months now that when the opposition heads towards defeat it starts complaining about EVM. Those opposing EVMs want to drag India back to the time when money and muscle.. IndiaTimes - Published
Former President Pranab Mukherjee expressed concern on Tuesday over reports of alleged tampering of voting machines. He said that the onus of ensuring institutional integrity lies with the Election.. IndiaTimes - Published
In his letter, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged that the scale of irregularities were such that the EC should invoke Article 324 of the Constitution. Article.. IndiaTimes - Published
At a time when the EC is under fire from opposition parties for being biased, former president Pranab Mukherjee on Monday lauded the role of the poll body saying the Lok Sabha polls were conducted.. IndiaTimes - Published