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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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EU Commission: The first Europeans could be vaccinated by the end of the year [Video]

EU Commission: The first Europeans could be vaccinated by the end of the year

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen urged members states on Wednesday to get ready to roll out vaccination campaigns before the end of the year.View on euronews

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EU chief hails ‘better progress’ in post-Brexit trade talks [Video]

EU chief hails ‘better progress’ in post-Brexit trade talks

Talks on a post-Brexit trade deal have made “better progress” in recent days,the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has said,raising hopes that an agreement may be in..

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Von der Leyen: Deal secured with CureVac and hope for Moderna contract soon [Video]

Von der Leyen: Deal secured with CureVac and hope for Moderna contract soon

The European Commission will authorise the coronavirus vaccine deal withCureVac on Tuesday, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said onMonday and noted that the deal will include 400 million..

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Barroso: after Biden's election, it would be 'absurd' if there is no EU-UK Brexit Deal [Video]

Barroso: after Biden's election, it would be 'absurd' if there is no EU-UK Brexit Deal

Former European Commission President speaks to Euronews Political Editor Darren McCaffrey about what the election of Joe Biden means for US-EU relations as well as Brexit, plus the EU's response to the..

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Amazon Is Hit With Antitrust Charges by the European Union [Video]

Amazon Is Hit With Antitrust Charges by the European Union

On Tuesday, Margrethe Vestager, the European Commission's top antitrust official.

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EU alleges Amazon abused competition rules by using data to gain unfair advantage [Video]

EU alleges Amazon abused competition rules by using data to gain unfair advantage

"We disagree with the preliminary assertions of the European Commission and will continue to make every effort to ensure it has an accurate understanding of the facts.," said Amazon.View on euronews

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EU to 'intensify cooperation' with new US government, von der Leyen says [Video]

EU to 'intensify cooperation' with new US government, von der Leyen says

In a video statement, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the US and EU were "friends and allies" and said the election was a "moment of significance".View on euronews

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EU's green renovations proposal 'lacking ambition', says environmental lobby [Video]

EU's green renovations proposal 'lacking ambition', says environmental lobby

A so-called green renovation wave has been announced by the European Commission, but some organisations say that the proposals fall short of what is possible.View on euronews

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'We have lost time but not momentum' on climate goals, says EU's Environment Commissioner [Video]

'We have lost time but not momentum' on climate goals, says EU's Environment Commissioner

While the pandemic has affected almost all aspects of daily life in Europe, the European Commission claims the crisis has not diverted them from their ambitions to become carbon neutral by 2050.View on..

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Sefcovic: EU are ready to work until last minute to get deal [Video]

Sefcovic: EU are ready to work until last minute to get deal

Maros Sefcovic has told reporters that the EU is "ready to work until the last minute for a good agreement for both parties" but would not "sign an agreement at any cost". The European Commission vice..

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Michael Gove departs after meeting with Maros Sefcovic [Video]

Michael Gove departs after meeting with Maros Sefcovic

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has departed Lancaster House after a meeting to discuss progress on the implementation of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement with European Commission Vice-President..

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European Commission president goes into self-isolation after close contact tests positive [Video]

European Commission president goes into self-isolation after close contact tests positive

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has had to leave the EUsummit after a close contact tested positive for Covid-19.

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European Commission widens its horizons in crackdown on corruption and abuse of law [Video]

European Commission widens its horizons in crackdown on corruption and abuse of law

The issue of the rule of law has become a central issue in the European Union over the last decade. Up until recently, the spotlight was mainly on concerns over Hungary and Poland. But now the European..

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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?

In recent years, citizens of EU countries have taken to the streets, protesting against what they saw as democratic backsliding. The European Commission has introduced ways to limit regression on rule..

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Britain will not back down over Brexit legislation, Michael Gove tells the EU [Video]

Britain will not back down over Brexit legislation, Michael Gove tells the EU

The Government has rebuffed a fresh demand from the EU to withdrawcontroversial legislation which could see the UK unilaterally tear up elementsof the Brexit divorce deal. At talks in Brussels on..

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