European Roundtable of Industrialist (ERT), Berlin Press statements ahead of the meeting - EU monitor

EU monitor
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Berlijn Slot Charlottenburg
© Anton Bussemaker
date September 28, 2016 18:40 - 19:30
city Berlin, Germany
location Berlin Show location
station EbS
attending J.C. (Jean-Claude) Juncker i, A.D. (Angela) Merkel i et al.
organisation European Commission (EC) i

Press statement by Angela MERKEL, German Chancellor


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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