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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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Netflix, YouTube switch off HD in Europe [Video]

Netflix, YouTube switch off HD in Europe

Netflix and YouTube have agreed to switch off HD streaming in Europe after the EU asked them to help head off internet gridlock as everyone stays home. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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EU announces repatriation flights for citizens [Video]

EU announces repatriation flights for citizens

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said the EU's executive arm was organising flights to repatriate more than 100,000 EU citizens struck abroad because of traffic disruption caused..

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U.S. and European cities shut down due to virus [Video]

U.S. and European cities shut down due to virus

Cities across the United States and Europe and now being shut down in response to the global coronavirus outbreak. Gloria Tso reports.

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Countries enforce mass closures to stem virus [Video]

Countries enforce mass closures to stem virus

Schools in France are closing down and large gatherings all over Europe have been canceled. But in Britain, the government's response to the coronavirus outbreak hasn't been quite as dramatic...

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The economic remedies for the coronavirus [Video]

The economic remedies for the coronavirus

Leaders and policymakers have been forced to act as the coronavirus sparks economic panic. These are some of the key measures being taken. Megan Revell reports.

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Von der Leyen vows 'decisive' EU virus action [Video]

Von der Leyen vows 'decisive' EU virus action

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says Europe will act "very decisively and collectively" to contain the spread of the new coronavirus and counter threats to the global economy brought..

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Greta Thunberg slams EU over climate change bill [Video]

Greta Thunberg slams EU over climate change bill

Greta Thunberg has slammed the European Commission over a new climate change bill, which she says amounts to a 'surrender'.

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Environment activist Thunberg meets EU chiefs [Video]

Environment activist Thunberg meets EU chiefs

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg arrived at the EU's Brussels headquarters on Wednesday to meet leaders of the bloc. Amid fierce criticism from environmental activists, the European Commission is..

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EU unveils plan to rein in U.S. tech giants [Video]

EU unveils plan to rein in U.S. tech giants

The European Commission plans to create a single European market for data, hoping that pooling the region's deep industrial expertise could help build technology powerhouses to catch up with Silicon..

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Google calls on European court to dismiss antitrust fine [Video]

Google calls on European court to dismiss antitrust fine

Google on Friday called on Europe's second-top court to throw out what it called an eye-catching 2.4 billion euros ($2.6 billion) EU antitrust fine, saying there was no factual or legal basis to the..

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Google's fight against EU antitrust fine goes to court [Video]

Google's fight against EU antitrust fine goes to court

Google's fight against a 2.6 billion dollar EU antitrust fine will be played out over three days from Wednesday at Europe's second-highest court. Joe Davies reports.

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UK should be ‘more ambitious’ over post-Brexit EU trade, Von der Leyen tells MEPs [Video]

UK should be ‘more ambitious’ over post-Brexit EU trade, Von der Leyen tells MEPs

The European Commission president addressed the European Parliament’s first post-Brexit session in Strasbourg.View on euronews

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Coronavirus: EU health ministers called to Brussels for emergency talks [Video]

Coronavirus: EU health ministers called to Brussels for emergency talks

As the death toll from the Coronavirus increases, the EU Commission Is trying to send the message about the worrisome situation, but also to confirm that the EU is ready to confront the epidemic.View..

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European Commission update on coronavirus [Video]

European Commission update on coronavirus

The European Commission continues to work on all fronts to tackle the Coronavirus outbreak. The EU also announced on 31 January 2020 that it is providing €10 million from its research and innovation..

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EU Commission presents new enlargement strategy amid divisions over Albania and North Macedonia [Video]

EU Commission presents new enlargement strategy amid divisions over Albania and North Macedonia

EU Commission presents new enlargement strategy amid divisions over Albania and North Macedonia

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EU's Barnier says ambitious deal with UK conditional on fair competition [Video]

EU's Barnier says ambitious deal with UK conditional on fair competition

EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier holds a news conference setting out the European Commission's plans for negotiations with Britain.

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