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European Commission


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The main executive body of the European Union (EU). Each of the 27 member country governments appoints a single commissioner. The commission is responsible for initiating action in the EU: it accepts joint responsibility and takes decisions by majority vote.

Subjects: Law — Social Sciences.


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