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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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The EU Commissioner once again noted that Ukraine had fulfilled all the criteria and the EU must fulfill its obligations in the coming weeks.
Vice Prime Minister Fatmir Besimi demanded Hahn to renew the high level dialogue with Macedonia, but there is no information whether the EU commissioner accepted it.
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Speaking at a press conference in Brussels following her two-day trip to Japan to assess the situation after the disasters of the earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear accident that hit the country, the EU Commissioner said she delivered 70 tonnes of mattresses, sleeping bags and blankets sent by the European Union.
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EU Commissioner for the Enlargement Olli Rehn expects Turkey to support the ongoing Cyprus negotiations and to make practical steps in order to contribute to the creation of a favorable climate for the achievement of a solution in Cyprus.
MORE than 80 farmers with their tractors and their cars gathered in Kofinou and stayed overnight in order to escort the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Mariann Fischer Boel to Limassol today and protest against the amount of compensation granted to them by the government for damages suffered from the drought.
Session 1: Doing business without barriers' - with MEP Arlene McCarthy (PES, UK), chairwoman of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, and Charlie McCreevy, EU commissioner for internal market and services.
Recto Buttiglione was nominated to be EU Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security but had to withdraw his name after comments he had made about gays and marriage became public.
The article featured key trans-Atlantic negotiators William McDonough, chairman of the newly established PCAOB, and Frits Bolkestein, the former EU Commissioner for Internal Markets, as they succeeded in defusing a potentially explosive situation arising from extraterritorial conflicts in law and regulation by building on new European oversight structures under which the principle of reciprocity could be accepted.
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