The European Commission is a governing body of the European Union, responsible for proposing and implementing laws, decisions, treaties, as well as managing the EU, in terms of finance and politics. Its aim is to promote the general interest of the EU as a whole. The Commission functions as a cabinet government, which is a body of state officials, typically consisting of the top leaders of the executive branch. The members are representatives of the states which are participants of the EU, comprising of a total of 28 members. The members of the Commission, known as Commissioners, have to swear an oath at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg City, preceding the participation of this institution, pledging to respect the treaties and to be independent when carrying out duties during the mandate. This oath binds the members to represent the general interest of the EU, rather than the state being represented. The objective of the Commissioners is to successfully negotiate and discuss pressing issues regarding the stability of the EU.
Addressing the impending consequences of BREXIT negotiations
The question of the Eurozone’s economic stability
Delineating further European security and militarization policies