The European Commission

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The Tasks of the European Commission The European Commission (EC) is the decision-making body of the European Union. The term “Commission” implies 28 commissioners, including the President, seven Vice –presidents and the institution itself. The Council proposes the candidates of President and the European Parliament elects the President of the EU. “The Commission shall promote the general interest of the Union and take appropriate initiatives to that end.” (Art. 17(1) TEU). The Commission plays a key role while making the policy of the European Union. As the course material of Institutional architecture of European Union (2016-2017) states; “The Commission pursues major functions of preparation, decision-making, implementation and…show more content…
In 2009 , the new office of CFSP was established with the Lisbon Treaty. At that time, the European External Action Service was installed. The idea of the creation of a new office was to strengthen European Union’s inner voice. The European Council, with the President of the Commission, appoints the head of the HR of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. High Representative shall be one of the Vice-President of the Commission. If the Commission has to resign for certain reasons, the HR of the Foreign Affairs and Security Policy also loses its role of the Vise-President of Commission, but still enable to carry out` duties in HR…show more content…
According to course material, The History of European Union, Evolution and Reforms (2016-2017) the second task is the significant steering role as the permanent chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Council, because from the begin of the European Political Co- operation and in the CFSP (Common Foreign and Security Policy) this rotating office holder was the key actor inside and outside the EU. In the third task, the Vice-President of the Commission is responsible for Commission responsibilities. As the fourth set of tasks, the High Representative is the head of the European External Action Service (EEAS). When the HR carries out tasks, it always relies on the help the European External Action Service (EEAS). “In fulfilling his mandate, the High Representative shall be assisted by a European External Action Service. This service shall work in cooperation with the diplomatic services of the Member States and shall include officials from relevant departments of the General Secretariat of the Council and of the Commission as well as staff seconded from national diplomatic services of the Member States. The organization and functioning of the European External Action Service shall be established by a decision of the Council.”(Art. 27(3) TEU). European External Action Service is governed by Executive Secretary-General who will run under the authority of the
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