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European Commission (EC)
An institution of the European Union (EU) and its constituent entities that makes up the organization’s executive arm.The EC also has legislative functions, such as proposing new laws for the European Parliament, and judicial functions, such as finding legal solutions to business and trade issues between countries within the EU. The body’s primary tasks, however, include:Administration and implementation of EU and community policies and legislation, including formulation and spending of the budgetInitiation and drafting of community legislationEnforcement of EU and community lawRepresentation of the EU and the communities at the international level, including negotiation of international treatiesThe EC is composed... more...

Related Topics: European Council, Enlargement of the European Union, European Economic Community, European Union, Single European Act, European Parliament