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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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Commission of the European Communities, Proposal for a Council Decision on the Conclusion of the Framework Agreement Between the European Community and the European Space Agency, COM/2004/0085 final/2 (Brussels, 2004).
Commission of the European Communities (2003) Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: wider Europe--neighbourhood: a new framework for relations with our eastern and southern neighbours.
Previous assessment research focused mainly on the impact of one SDC and was neither comprehensive nor systematic (PriceWaterhouse Nederland 1996, Federal Geographic Data Committee 2002, Commission of the European Communities 2004, Pasca et al.
The Commission of the European Communities (hereinafter the Commission), the executive body of the EU, has recently proposed that the Member States of the EU consider shifting to formula apportionment (FA) to divide the consolidated income of groups of EU corporations operating in more than one Member State among those Member States.
In The Legal Protection of the Financial Interests of the Community: Proceedings of the Seminar Organised by the Directorate-General for Financial Control and the Legal Service of the Commission of the European Communities on the 27, 28, and 29 Nov.
The Convention has been signed and ratified by all of the Contracting Parties to the Oslo or Paris Conventions (Belgium, Denmark, the Commission of the European Communities, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom), and by Luxembourg and Switzerland, and entered into force in March 1998.
Cornelese, Commission of the European Communities, DG XII-E2, [2/31], 8 Square de Meeus, Brussels, Belgium; phone: 32-2-2960912; fax: 32-2-2964322.
Commission of the European Communities (1991), 'The economics of EMU', European Economy, Special Issue no.
The Ispra site of the Joint Research Centre of the Commission of the European Communities at Varese in Italy was scarcely an advertisement for the aims of the organisation.
It has become a major international project with funding of over $1 million from North America and from the Commission of the European Communities beginning in 1988.
See Commission of the European Communities, Guide to the Reform of the Community's Structural Funds (Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 1989).
Among the firms concluding sub-lease transactions within the Gensler space were: The Commission of the European Communities, the executive body of the European community; The African American Institute, a New York and Washington, D.

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