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Statement by Cecilia Malmström during the plenary session of the EP, Strasbourg

Europees Parlement Straatsburg
date July 6, 2011 21:00
city Strasbourg
room Louise Weiss building (LOW) i
attending A.C. (Cecilia) Malmström i et al.
organisation European Commission (EC) i

Statement by Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Home Affairs during the plenary session of the EP on the Schengen Agreement


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European Commission (EC)

The European Commission is the executive body of the EU and runs its day-to-day business. It is made up of the College of Commissioners, 27 European Commissioners, one for each member state, who are each responsible for one or several policy areas. In addition, the 'Commission' also refers to the entire administrative body that supports the Commissioners, consisting of the Directorates-General and the Services.

The European Commission is the sole EU body capable of proposing new legislation. The Commission also performs an oversight function, monitoring whether European legislation is properly implemented in the member states. In the event of non-compliance, the Commission can coerce a member state to comply by starting a legal procedure at the European Court of Justice.

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