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The European Commission

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  • Submitted: 11/07/2002
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AS and A Level European Union

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The European Commission

The European Commission operates at the heart of the Union. It is the main source of policy initiatives, and it has transformed the framework of the EU set up by the treaties, into what it is today.

Thanks to the commission, the citizens of Europe have seen many benefits, generally in better living standards.

The commission is made up of 20 commissioners, each one with a different job, and elected by parliament.

The President, Italian, Romano Prodi has 2 vice presidents, British - Neil Kinnock and Spanish Loyola De Palacio.

However, the commission has not done any of what it's done on it's own, it works very close to the other institutions, and to the governments of the 15 member states.

The commission regularly drafts new legislation, it carries out lots of research prior to doing this, it speaks to people form all walks of life, including trade unions, governments and other interested parties. IT attempts only to find things which benefit all people, no matter where they are from.

As part of the commisson's role within the EU, it must act as the guardian of the treaties,

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