The European Commission
The European Commission is sometimes referred to as the motor of the Union, since it drafts proposals for new European laws, which are then presented to the European Parliament and the Council. The Commission has the exclusive right of initiative in the field of legislation.
The Commission verifies that legislation is correctly implemented in the member states and monitors the use of European funds. It can take action against rule-breakers, bringing them before the Court of Justice of the European Communities if necessary.
The Commission represents the Union within international organisations and in negotiations with third countries.
The Commission consists of 28 members, one from each EU Member State. The Slovenian European Commissioner is Violeta Bulc.
The Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU follows the work of the Commission and is in contact with the Commission at both formal and informal levels.
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