This is the body responsible for proposing legislation, implements decisions, safegaurding treaties and the general day-to-day running of the Union. This body is similar to the government's cabinet. It is comprised of 27 commissioners, one from each member state, commissioners are expected to represent the interests of the Union as a whole rather than the interests of their home state.
# european-commission - Friday 22 August, 2014
A new study by the European Commission has also found that use of legal highs was three times the European average.
# european-commission - Wednesday 30 July, 2014
The growing use of RFID chips in devices has caused the European Commission to put together regulations for them, ensuring no legal ‘grey zone’ emerges from their use.
# european-commission - Monday 21 July, 2014
The company face criticism about in-app purchases targeted at children.
# european-commission - Tuesday 15 July, 2014
New recommendations by the EU Commission aim to minimise potential financial harm to consumers.
# european-commission - Thursday 10 July, 2014
European Court of Auditors says Commission did not properly supervise Member States in the calculation of CAP entitlements.
# european-commission - Tuesday 8 July, 2014
ESB-led renewable energy project aims to generate electricity by 2018.
# european-commission - Thursday 3 July, 2014
They include supports for being environmentally friendly and for investment.
# european-commission - Friday 27 June, 2014
Junker was named as the next president of the Commission today despite serious opposition from David Cameron who forced an unprecedented vote on the issue at a summit in Brussels.
# european-commission - Tuesday 24 June, 2014
Data roaming prices being cut by more than half across the EU from 1 July 2014, but Neelie Kroes says that it is ‘not enough’.
# european-commission - Monday 23 June, 2014
Controllers are striking over planned cuts under the European Commission’s ‘Single Sky Europe’ programme.
Emerging markets, like China, are pushing up demand for European food products, according to the European Commission.
In the event of a finding against Ireland, the fallout will be measured in a drop of nurses, medical cards and Gardaí on the streets.
# european-commission - Sunday 22 June, 2014
The Taoiseach said he expects Jean-Claude Juncker to become the next president of the European Commission, but David Cameron is trying to block this from happening.
# european-commission - Wednesday 18 June, 2014
The Taoiseach is pretty confident that Ireland hasn’t broken any rules.
# european-commission - Tuesday 17 June, 2014
This morning IFAC called on Government to stick to the €2 billion adjustment – but who are they, and why are they so eager to keep costs down?
The Fiscal Advisory Council is urging the government to stick to this year’s target, but promising an easing off of austerity next year.
# european-commission - Friday 13 June, 2014
The former prime minister of Luxembourg is part of a developing crisis that threatens to be one of the greatest faced by the European Union.
# european-commission - Wednesday 11 June, 2014
Michael McGrath has said that the government must use “every means at its disposal” to defend Ireland’s corporate tax rules.
# european-commission - Tuesday 10 June, 2014
The Taoiseach was speaking at a press conference with the Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte who is in Dublin on an official visit today.
An announcement is expected tomorrow, but the European Commission is keeping quiet.
# european-commission - Monday 2 June, 2014
Everyone’s talking about Labour Party leadership, marathons and job worries in Waterford.
The European Commission has recommended that the government ensure that excessive debt is corrected in a sustainable manner by 2015 and beyond.
# european-commission - Wednesday 28 May, 2014
The review, if it goes ahead, could help Facebook avoid potential antitrust reviews from multiple EU member states.
# european-commission - Monday 26 May, 2014
But she is happy today with her own party wins.
# european-commission - Tuesday 20 May, 2014
Don’t know your EPP from your elbow? We’ve got you covered.
# european-commission - Wednesday 7 May, 2014
But TD Kevin Humphreys still thinks the plans should be scrapped, saying today it is a waste of taxpayers’ money.
A former advisor to Jose Manuel Barroso says the only way to save Europe is to change direction.
# european-commission - Tuesday 6 May, 2014
Robin allows elderly people to connect with friends, family and medical professionals and can also watch for falls and monitor blood pressure.
# european-commission - Monday 5 May, 2014
The European Commission predicted 1.4 per cent growth for 2014 and employment growth of 2.4 per cent.
# european-commission - Tuesday 8 April, 2014
The new regulations would allow remotely piloted devices to be treated the same way as piloted aircraft.
# european-commission - Tuesday 1 April, 2014
The European Commission expressed concern today about trends in deaths of vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.
# european-commission - Thursday 27 March, 2014
# european-commission - Wednesday 19 March, 2014
Meanwhile, IMF chief Christine Lagarde denied any wrongdoing as she was questioned for the third time by French prosecutors in a corruption case.
# european-commission - Friday 7 March, 2014
The company said today is will be appealing the ruling.
# european-commission - Tuesday 4 March, 2014
In a speech to be delivered tomorrow night in Cork, the European Commission President praises the “sacrifices” Irish families have made.
# european-commission - Thursday 27 February, 2014
The European Commission is meeting with a number of large tech companies and policy makers to discuss the problem of paid content in apps designed for children.
MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has asked the EU Commissioner for Transport to intervene in the issue.
# european-commission - Monday 24 February, 2014
SIPTU and IMPACT have lodged a complaint with the European Commission.
# european-commission - Sunday 16 February, 2014
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso noted that the formation of a new member state needs approval from all other EU nations.
# european-commission - Monday 3 February, 2014
The European Commission intervention comes as the ‘We’re Coming Back’ group make a submission to Irish Government arguing for voting rights.