What you should know now
- How the European Commission evolved.
- What the main functions of the Commission are.
- Why and how the Commission proposes new laws.
- What the European Citizen’s Initiative is.
- What the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality are.
- What the steps of non-compliance procedure are.
- How the College of Commissioners is appointed.
- What the principle of collegiality is.
- The role of the President of the Commission.
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