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Speech by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the Ukraine Recovery Conference

(Source European Commission)

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Thank you Chair, honourable colleagues,

We must do everything necessary for Ukraine to prevail against the brutal Russian invasion, to ensure full respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders.

We have mobilised more than EUR 4billion support since the war started. This includes […]

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Keynote speech by President von der Leyen at the opening ceremony of the Ukraine Recovery Conference

(Source: European Commission)

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President Zelenskyy,

President Cassis,

Prime Minister Shmyhal,

Distinguished guests,

One month ago, a young Ukrainian hero died on the battlefield, as he fought for the future of his country. His name was Roman Ratushnyi, and he would have turned 25 tomorrow. Roman belonged to a new generation of young Ukrainians. As a […]

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Commission Activities

Questions and Answers: Roaming*

(Source: European Commission)

Why is a new Roaming regulation needed?

The new Roaming regulation enters into force on 1 July 2022. Building on the outcome of the public consultation, the Commission proposed on 24 February 2021 a new Roaming regulation aimed at extending the rules for another 10 years and further enhancing its benefits […]

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Questions and Answers: Cohesion Policy steps up support to address the consequences of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine with the ‘Flexible Assistance to Territories’

(Source: European Commission)

Why did you propose ‘Flexible Assistance to Territories’ (‘FAST-CARE’)?

EU Member States are facing a major influx of people fleeing the Russian aggression against Ukraine. Since the beginning of the war, more than 6.2 million people arrived in the EU and efforts continue on the ground to welcome and swiftly integrate […]

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About EU Commission

About EU Commission

The European Commission is the European Union’s executive which consists of 27 commissioners, one from each EU state. The EU Commission is the only body in the European Union that can propose new legislation.  It is the only body in the European Union that can propose new legislation.

The European Commission acts as the executive of […]

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The History of the European Commission

The EU Commission first appeared in 1950, when the French Foreign Minister R. Shuman proposed the formation of an executive body for the European Steel and Coal Community (ECSC). The High Authority would be the name given to this body. It was headquartered in Luxembourg and began operations in 1952.

It was agreed to keep the […]

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Organisation

The EU Commission Appointments

The European Commission consists of a President and 27 Commissioners, one Commissioner for each European Union member state.

Appointing the President

The European Parliament is responsible for electing the Commission President. The appointment of the new president is a procedure that the incoming EU Parliament has to complete. The first step is for the Member States t […]

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EU Commission Organisation

The EU Commission is made up of the President of the Commission, who is elected by the Member States. The College of Commissioners consists of 27 European Commissioners, one from each EU Member State. Each Commissioner is responsible for specific areas. The EU Commission acts as a whole, therefore the Commissioners must serve the interests […]

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How it works

The organisation of the EU Commission

The EU Commission is made up of the President of the Commission, who is elected by the Member States. The College of Commissioners consists of 27 European Commissioners, one from each EU Member State. Each Commissioner is responsible for specific areas. The EU Commission acts as a whole, therefore the Commissioners must serve the interests […]

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