The executive arm of the European Union. It initiates European Union policy and implements programmes and policies established by the EU legislative and budgetary authorities.
A European Community institution with powers of legislative initiative, implementation, management and control. It is the guardian of the Treaties and the embodiment of the interests of the Community. The Commission shares the right to initiate proposals in justice and home affairs with Member States.
the Executive of the European Union. Commissioners are appointed by member states. The body has three distinct functions initiating proposals for legislation; acting as guardian of the Treaties; and managing and executing EU policies and international trade relationships.