EC press conference by Commissioner Pierre MOSCOVICI on the Autumn 2019 Economic Forecast, Brussels - EU monitor

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Berlaymontgebouw in Brussel
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date November 7, 2019 11:03
city Brussels, Belgium
location Berlaymont building (BERL) i Show location
station EbS
attending P. (Pierre) Moscovici i et al.
organisation European Commission (EC) i

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11:03:00 Press conference opening remarks by Pierre MOSCOVICI, Member of the EC in charge of Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs

11:27:38 Q&A

12:02:19 Recorded cutaways


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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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