The European Commission is very much at the heart of the EU as it represents the EU as a whole. Please read this page from the Europa website to learn more about the European Commission from the Europa website.
As you are reading the text, remember to think about:
- In what ways does the text say the Commission represents the EU?
- Who are the Commissioners?
- How are they appointed?
- What are the Commission’s four main roles?
- What are its relationships with the other institutions?
The Google map and street view below shows the The Berlaymont, the Commission’s headquarters in Brussels. See the European Commission website for more commission locations.