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European Commission

The executive department of the European Union. It is responsible for enforcing treaties, implementing laws and proposing legislation to the European Parliament. It consists of a president nominated by the European Council and confirmed by Parliament and one commissioner nominated by each state of the EU (except the president's home country) in consultation with the president and confirmed by Parliament. The Commission traces its origins to the High Authority of the European Coal and Steal Community; it took its current form in 1967.

European Commission

the organization which deals with the day to day administration of the EUROPEAN UNION (EU). The Commission ensures that the provisions of European Union treaties are carried out in the legislation of member states and undertakes the detailed implementation of EU policies, including control of budgeted expenditures. The President of the Commission is appointed by the COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION and is assisted by 19 commissioners and 26 Director-Generals each responsible for particular areas of the Commission's work such as Agriculture or Transport.

European Commission

the central body that is responsible for the day-to-day administration and coordination of the affairs of the EUROPEAN UNION (EU), the control of the EU's general budget finances, and that, together with the various specialist agencies set up to run particular programmes (e.g. the Common Agricultural Policy), is involved in the detailed implementation of EU policies.
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Impact assessment is a key tool for improving policy making and implementation, and promoting sustainable development (Long and Alastair 1997, Commission of the European Communities 2002, Brathen 2003).
Proceedings of the International Seminar of the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), the Commission of the European Communities, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.
Recently, the Commission of the European Communities passed a Statute for a European Cooperative Society (SCE), which will take effect this year.

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