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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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(18) Commission of the European Communities, Action Plan: The European Agenda for Entrepreneurship, Brussels, 11.02.2004 COM(2004) 70 final, p.
(28.) Commission of the European Communities, "Memorandum de la Mission de la R.
(54.) 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 (1997) Communication of the Commission of 30 July 1996 on equality of opportunity for people with disabilities: A New European Community Disability Strategy, COM (96) 406 final, Brussels.
[3] Commission of the European communities. Sector Inquiry under Article 17 of Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 on retail banking (Final Report).
(11.) Commission of the European Communities "Five years of an enlarged EU-Economic achivement and challenges", European Economy, Brussels, 20.02.2008.
Learning can lead to (a) the inspiration for action (without emulating or copying practices from others); (b) the adaptation of existing policies and programs in line with new information and the lessons-learned; (c) the copying of selected elements of one or more member states' policies and procedures ("picking and choosing" elements of others' practices); or (d) the entire transfer of a policy or procedure from another member state (cf., Commission of the European Communities 2009: 14).
The Commission of the European Communities has established the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) as one measure for reducing energy consumption 20% in the region of the European Union by 2020.
(6.) Commission of the European Communities, "Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Novel Foods and Amending Regulation (EC) No.
Eight years later, in 2000, the European Commission issued a communication on when and how the PP should be applied, intending this to build a common understanding (Commission of the European Communities 2000).
Commission of the European Communities (2007) European neighbourhood and partnership instrument.
(54) Commission of the European Communities. "Communication from the Commission European Neighbourhood," Policy Strategy Paper.

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