The European Commission (EC) is an institution of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU. Commissioners swear an oath at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg City, pledging to respect the treaties and to be completely independent in carrying out their duties during their mandate. Unlike in the Council of the European Union, where members are directly and indirectly elected, and the European Parliament, where members are directly elected, the Commissioners are proposed by the Council of the European Union, on the basis of suggestions made by the national governments, and then appointed by the European Council after the approval of the European Parliament.
The German government still supports the 'Spitzenkandidat' system for appointing the new president of the European Commission, but it is proving complicated to implement, Chancellor Angela Merkel said.. Reuters - Published
Spain's Socialist premier said on Friday he was ready to accept the center-right European People's Party (EPP) taking the presidency of the European Commission over the next five years. Reuters - Published
An estimated quarter of a million Czechs rallied in Prague on Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis, in the biggest show of public discontent since the 1989 Velvet Revolution..
According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, US President Donald Trump said that the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial commercial shipping route, would not remain closed for long following two attacks on oil..
According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Iran rebuffed blame for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and emphasized its responsibility for security in the Strait of Hormuz where nearly..
Nicola Sturgeon said, on a visit to Brussels, that Scotland has been ignored by the current Conservative Government. Scotland's First Minister is set to meet European Commission President Jean-Claude..
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France and Germany have clashed over who should become the next President of the European Commission.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel favours centre-right candidate Manfred Weber for the role, whereas..
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According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron disagreed over who should be the next chief of the European Commission as EU leaders..
According to officials in the office of French President Emmanuel Macron, he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel don’t want to show disagreement over the picking of the next president of the European..
The far-right Alternative for Germany's lead candidate in the European parliament election warned politicians from major centre-right and centre-left European parties: 'Your time is up'. Rough cut (no..
The head of the EU executive said on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump could be trusted on EU-U.S. trade relations. Adding that the Sino-U.S. trade conflict needed to be resolved soon to restore..
The European Union won backing from the bloc's top court on Tuesday for its system to protect foreign companies, which proponents say is essential for future trade agreements but critics say unfairly..
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday the three so-called Spitzenkandidaten - or lead candidates - for the European Commission presidency had each failed to receive enough support among.. Reuters - Published
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that EU leaders could provoke a crisis if they did not take into account the views of the European Parliament when choosing the next head of the EU.. Reuters - Published