09:11:12 Panel Discussion "Eurovision Contest - A Europe that Protects" - Introduction by Andrej PLENKOVIĆ, Croatian Prime Minister - Scene setting by Zuzana ČAPUTOVÁ, President of Slovakia - Ludovic ORBAN, Prime Minister of Romania - Vĕra JOUROVÁ, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Values and Transparency - Annalena BAERBOCK, MEP (Greens, DE) - Armin LASCHET, Minister President of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia - Margaritis SCHINAS, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of promoting our European Way of Life - Andrej PLENKOVIĆ, Croatian Prime Minister Moderator H. ENDERLIEN, President of Hertie school and Director of Jacques Delors Center
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.