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Opening Remarks by Commissioner Stella Kyriakides at the European Conference on Rare Diseases 2022

(Source: European Commission)

“Check against delivery”

Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am delighted to join you at the 11th European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products.

This is an area where the European Union needs to make a clear commitment to deliver action for rare disease patients.

The European response spans across different policy areas and […]

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NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses positive preliminary assessment of Slovakia’s request for €398.7 million disbursement under the Recovery and Resilience Facility

(Source: European Commission)

The European Commission has today endorsed a positive preliminary assessment of Slovakia’s first payment request for €398.7 million in grants (net of pre-financing) under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), the key instrument at the heart of NextGenerationEU.

On 29 April, Slovakia submitted to the Commission a payment request based on […]

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Ukraine: EU mobilises emergency reserves for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats

(Source: European Commission)

Following a request from the Government of Ukraine for medical equipment, protective gear and specialised equipment for public health risks such as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats, the European Commission has mobilised its new rescEU emergency reserves.

EU provided equipment includes 300,000 specialised protection suits, 5,600 litres of decontaminants and […]

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NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses positive preliminary assessment of Spain’s second payment request under the Recovery and Resilience Facility, for the disbursement of €12 billion

(Source: European Commission)

The European Commission has today endorsed a positive preliminary assessment of Spain’s second payment request for €12 billion in grants under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), the key instrument at the heart of NextGenerationEU.

On 30 April 2022, Spain submitted to the Commission a payment request based on the achievement […]

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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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