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European Commission: Facts and Figures

12-01-2016

The European Commission is the executive body of the European Union. Under the Treaties, its tasks are to ‘promote the general interest of the Union’, without prejudice to individual Member States, ‘ensure the application of the Treaties’ and adopted measures, and ‘execute the budget’. It further holds a virtual monopoly on legislative initiative, as it proposes nearly all EU legislation to the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. The College of Commissioners is composed of ...

The European Commission is the executive body of the European Union. Under the Treaties, its tasks are to ‘promote the general interest of the Union’, without prejudice to individual Member States, ‘ensure the application of the Treaties’ and adopted measures, and ‘execute the budget’. It further holds a virtual monopoly on legislative initiative, as it proposes nearly all EU legislation to the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. The College of Commissioners is composed of 28 individuals. The college which came into office in November 2014 has an explicit hierarchy created through the designation by the President of seven Vice-Presidents, heading ‘project teams’ of the other 20 Commissioners. The briefing sets out the responsibilities, composition and work of the Commission and its leadership, both in the current Commission and in the past. It also sheds light on the staff of the Commission’s departments, their main places of employment, gender distribution and national background. Finally, it provides a breakdown of the EU’s administrative budget and budget management responsibilities.

European Semester: Annual Growth Survey 2015

02-03-2015

The European Semester is an annual exercise allowing coordination of the budgetary and economic policies of the Member States. The 2015 cycle started in November 2014 with the Annual Growth Survey which outlined the main economic priorities for the EU, and recommended three main pillars to promote growth and economic recovery. The Survey also proposed to streamline the European Semester, in order to improve the implementation of country-specific recommendations.

The European Semester is an annual exercise allowing coordination of the budgetary and economic policies of the Member States. The 2015 cycle started in November 2014 with the Annual Growth Survey which outlined the main economic priorities for the EU, and recommended three main pillars to promote growth and economic recovery. The Survey also proposed to streamline the European Semester, in order to improve the implementation of country-specific recommendations.

Commitments Made at the Hearing of Federica Mogherini - High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

14-11-2014

Federica Mogherini, the recently-confirmed High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission, appeared before the European Parliament on 6 October 2014 to answer MEPs' questions. In that hearing and in her answers to the questionnaire prepared for the meeting, High Representative /Vice President Mogherini made a number of statements of interest to the European Parliament. This document provides a summary of her most salient points.

Federica Mogherini, the recently-confirmed High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission, appeared before the European Parliament on 6 October 2014 to answer MEPs' questions. In that hearing and in her answers to the questionnaire prepared for the meeting, High Representative /Vice President Mogherini made a number of statements of interest to the European Parliament. This document provides a summary of her most salient points.

Commitments Made at the Hearings of the Commissioners-Designate, Juncker Commission (November 2014 - October 2019)

14-11-2014

This compilation of briefings presents the most salient points and essential commitments made by the commissioners-designate during the hearings held in September/October 2014 before the parliamentary committees. These commitments concern the main on-going legislative procedures, the preparation of future legislative proposals as well as the scrutiny of the implementation of existing legislation. They also touch upon the crucial issue of inter-institutional cooperation.

This compilation of briefings presents the most salient points and essential commitments made by the commissioners-designate during the hearings held in September/October 2014 before the parliamentary committees. These commitments concern the main on-going legislative procedures, the preparation of future legislative proposals as well as the scrutiny of the implementation of existing legislation. They also touch upon the crucial issue of inter-institutional cooperation.

Commitments Made at the Hearing of Jyrki Katainen - Commissioner-Designate

04-11-2014

This Briefing summarises the commitments made at the hearing of JYRKI KATAINEN Vice-President of the Commission, Commissioner designate for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitivenes.

This Briefing summarises the commitments made at the hearing of JYRKI KATAINEN Vice-President of the Commission, Commissioner designate for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitivenes.

Commitments Made at the Hearing of Maroš Sefčovič - Commissioner-Designate

04-11-2014

Briefing summarises commitments made at the hearing of Maroš Sefčovič Vice-President of the Commission, Commissioner designate for Energy Union.

Briefing summarises commitments made at the hearing of Maroš Sefčovič Vice-President of the Commission, Commissioner designate for Energy Union.

Commitments Made at the Hearing of Andrus Ansip - Commissioner-Designate

04-11-2014

Briefing summarisis Commitments made at the hearing of Andrus Ansip Vice-President of the Commission, Commissioner designate for the Digital Single Market.

Briefing summarisis Commitments made at the hearing of Andrus Ansip Vice-President of the Commission, Commissioner designate for the Digital Single Market.

Commitments Made at the Hearing of Frans Timmermans - Commissioner-Designate

24-10-2014

In his answers to the questionnaire and during the hearing on 7 October 2014 before the Conference of Presidents, Commissioner-designate Frans Timmermans made a number of commitments. These are summarised in the present briefing.

In his answers to the questionnaire and during the hearing on 7 October 2014 before the Conference of Presidents, Commissioner-designate Frans Timmermans made a number of commitments. These are summarised in the present briefing.

Setting EU priorities, 2014-19

17-10-2014

Jean-Claude Juncker, Commission President-elect, has set out the political agenda for his five-year term (2014-19) at the head of the institution in a set of 'political guidelines' focussing on ten policy areas in which he said that the European Union could make a difference, and underlined the importance of achieving concrete results in each area. This Briefing represents a first effort to cross-check the ten priorities against past requests from the Parliament for action by the Commission, drawing ...

Jean-Claude Juncker, Commission President-elect, has set out the political agenda for his five-year term (2014-19) at the head of the institution in a set of 'political guidelines' focussing on ten policy areas in which he said that the European Union could make a difference, and underlined the importance of achieving concrete results in each area. This Briefing represents a first effort to cross-check the ten priorities against past requests from the Parliament for action by the Commission, drawing where appropriate on work undertaken for parliamentary committees on the potential added value of action in these fields.

Maroš Šefčovič - Vice-President - Energy Union - Hearings of Commissioners-designate

16-10-2014

The Vice President-designate for Energy Union is Maroš Šefčovič, Slovakia. His hearing will take place before the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), and the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) on Monday 20 October at 19.00 hours.

The Vice President-designate for Energy Union is Maroš Šefčovič, Slovakia. His hearing will take place before the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), and the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) on Monday 20 October at 19.00 hours.

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