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European Commission, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishEuropean Commission, thethe European CommissionˌEuropean Comˈmission, the (also the Commission)  a group of officials, chosen by the countries in the eu (=European Union), who suggest plans for the EU, carry out decisions that the EU has made, and make sure that the EU's laws are obeyed. Members of the European Commission are not elected, and some people think they have too much power.From Longman Business DictionaryEuropean CommissionˌEuropean Comˈmission written abbreviation EC nounORGANIZATIONS a central organization of the EUROPEAN UNION with political and administrative responsibilities. It is directed by officials from member countries, each with a particular responsibilityAround 40 multi-million pound takeovers are subject to the approval of the European Commission in Brussels each year.
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