The European Commission

The European Commission is the driving force and executive body of the European Union's government branches. The Commission proposes legislation, policies, and programs of action. It is responsible for implementing the decisions of Parliament and the Council. In this, the Commission is a body with powers of initiative, implementation, management and control. It is the guardian of the Treaties and the embodiment of the interests of the Community. The Commissioners, serving elected five year terms, are assisted by an administration made up of directorates-general and specialized departments.

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