As the executive body of the European Union, The European Commission is a politically independent institution representing and upholding the interests of the EU as a whole. With two exceptions being common foreign and security policy, the Commission also represents the Union to the outside world. As the driving force within the EU’s institutional system; The Commission proposes legislation, enforces European law, sets objectives and priorities of action, manages and implements EU policies along with the budget and is responsible for implementing the decisions of the European Parliament and the European Council.
The European Commission consists of the College of Commissioners of 28 members, including the President and Vice-Presidents. Every 5 years within 6 months of the elections to the European Parliament, a new team of 28 Commissioners (one Commissioner per Member State) is appointed and hold weekly meetings whose agenda is decided by the President. The president assigns specific policy items to each Commissioner varying from Budget and Human Resources to Digital Single Market.
The current College of Commissioners (2014-2019) which is presided by Jean-Claude Juncker has set 10 priorities. With regards to these priorities, The Commission is expected to propose new legislation, implement the policies of the EU, enforce European Law and represent the Union as a whole.
Under-Secretary General Responsible for the Committee
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