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European Commission: Executive branch of the European Union
The European Commission (EC) is the executive branch 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. 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. It is common, although not a formal requirement, that the commissioners have previously held senior political positions, such as being a member of the European Parliament or a government minister.

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The vice president of the European Commission has reassured citizens that the rollout of a future coronavirus vaccine will be fair and well organised, and admitted the frustration felt within the EU..

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Ireland set to lose key trade portfolio after European Commission reshuffle

Latvia's Valdis Dombrovskis is set to be the EU's new trade commissioner, while Ireland's Mairead McGuinness has been given the financial services portfolio. View on euronews

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Pharmaceutical industry looking to avoid lawsuits in Covid vaccine race [Video]

Pharmaceutical industry looking to avoid lawsuits in Covid vaccine race

The pharmaceutical industry are preemptively looking to avoid lawsuits in the coronavirus vaccine race through their negotiations with the European Commission.

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EU could buy COVID vaccines through WHO [Video]

EU could buy COVID vaccines through WHO

European Union states could buy potential COVID-19 vaccines through a procurement scheme co-led by the World Health Organization, the EU Commission said in what appears to be a change in position. Joe..

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Golfgate: Phil Hogan's COVID-19 breach calls into question clout of EU Commission's code of conduct [Video]

Golfgate: Phil Hogan's COVID-19 breach calls into question clout of EU Commission's code of conduct

Is the EU's code of conduct fit for purpose? The case of Irish Commissioner Phil Hogan is proving a test for the institution's rule book.

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