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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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EU insists European companies could replace Huawei in 5G network [Video]

EU insists European companies could replace Huawei in 5G network

Nokia and Ericsson can replace Huawei if the Chinese tech giant were to be sidelined for security reasons, the European Commission said on Friday.View on euronews

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Full steam ahead: hydrogen train boosted by EU climate goals [Video]

Full steam ahead: hydrogen train boosted by EU climate goals

As the European Commission pushes for cleaner fuels to fight global warming, hydrogen could mean the end of the line for diesel-powered locomotives.View on euronews

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'Impasse' EU talks extended to Sunday [Video]

'Impasse' EU talks extended to Sunday

European Union leaders ended a second day of negotiations late on Saturday without a concrete plan to pump hundreds of billions of euros into their economies ravaged by coronavirus and would resume on..

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Coronavirus: no ''mini-Schengens", warns EU Commission VP [Video]

Coronavirus: no ''mini-Schengens", warns EU Commission VP

European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas talks to the Global Conversation about the future of Europe's border-free travel Schengen zone and what European solidarity should look like once..

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EU plans tax overhaul to shore up post-lockdown economy [Video]

EU plans tax overhaul to shore up post-lockdown economy

It came as Brussels suffered a setback when a court rejected a European Commission demand that Apple should pay €13 billion in Irish back taxes.View on euronews

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Our partnership significant for world peace: PM Modi at India-EU Summit 2020 [Video]

Our partnership significant for world peace: PM Modi at India-EU Summit 2020

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressed India-EU Summit 2020 via video conference on July 15. PM Modi said, "India and European Union are natural partners. Our partnership is significant for peace..

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Explainer: Why is the EU Commission betting on hydrogen for a greener future? [Video]

Explainer: Why is the EU Commission betting on hydrogen for a greener future?

Explainer: Why is the EU Commission betting on hydrogen for a greener future?

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15th meeting of India-EU summit will be held in virtual mode on July 15: MEA [Video]

15th meeting of India-EU summit will be held in virtual mode on July 15: MEA

The official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Anurag Srivastava informed that 15th meeting of India-EU summit will be held in virtual mode on 15 July. Anurag Srivastava said, "The..

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EU to experience 'even deeper recession' than anticipated, as new forecast predicts 8.7% contraction [Video]

EU to experience 'even deeper recession' than anticipated, as new forecast predicts 8.7% contraction

The European Commission announced that the euro area economy will contract by 8.7%, as the lifting of lockdown measures has been more gradual than expected.View on euronews

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Gilead's remdesivir gets conditional EU clearance [Video]

Gilead's remdesivir gets conditional EU clearance

The European Commission said Friday it had given conditional approval for the use of antiviral drug remdesivir in severe COVID-19 patients. As Fred Katayama reports, that makes it the region's first..

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Coronavirus: EU launches legal action against 10 countries over cancelled flights compensation [Video]

Coronavirus: EU launches legal action against 10 countries over cancelled flights compensation

The European Commission says too many passengers whose flights were cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic have not been refunded on time or have been offered only vouchers, in violation of EU rules.View..

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Brexit negotiations to 'intensify' to reach deal [Video]

Brexit negotiations to 'intensify' to reach deal

The European Commission confirmed that EU and UK negotiators resumed face-to-face talks on a post-Brexit trade deal on Monday, with both sides insisting that the process must accelerate if they are to..

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Miley Cyrus leads lineup for Global Goal: Unite for Our Future concert [Video]

Miley Cyrus leads lineup for Global Goal: Unite for Our Future concert

Miley Cyrus leads the lineup for Global Citizen and the European Commission's live summit and show 'Global Goal: Unite for Our Future' concert.

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Black EU lawmaker reports Belgian police violence [Video]

Black EU lawmaker reports Belgian police violence

Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, a German Green party deputy who was born in Mali, told the European Parliament on Wednesday that she was a victim of "extremely traumatic" police violence outside a..

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EU pushes for global alliance to buy COVID-19 vaccines up front [Video]

EU pushes for global alliance to buy COVID-19 vaccines up front

The European Union is urging global leaders to agree on joint advance purchases of potential vaccines against the new coronavirus. Joe Davies reports.

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Brexit: UK and EU agree not to extend transition period beyond December 2020 [Video]

Brexit: UK and EU agree not to extend transition period beyond December 2020

The UK Prime Minister and European Commission President said in a joint statement that there would be no extension of the post-Brexit transition period.View on euronews

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