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  • Commission's Effect Ive Responsibility Y
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    COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES Brussels, 5.6. 2002 COM (2002) 275 final COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION European Governance: Better lawmaking... 2 Accountability, effectiveness, proportionality In July 2001, the Commission presented its White Paper on European Governance. The basic message was a simple one and is as topical now as it was then: we need to govern ourselves better, together - European institutions and Member States. We can do this without changing the Treaty, without nece...
  • First Sign Of Corruption In The Commission
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    Abstract: The Corruption Scandal of the European Commission and its possible effects on the institutional balance and the question of legitimacy I. Defining Corruption The first chapter is an attempt to define corruption. It is important to divide overlapping and complicated terms such as corruption, scandal and fraud. Corruption is defined as an illegal transaction, where both actors benefit from their special position in the market or the government. Scandal is the public reaction to allegatio...
  • Common Political System Of The European Union
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    Evaluation of the speech given by Romano Prodi, the president of the European Commission 2000-2005 in Euro parliament, Strasbourg, 15 February 2000. After a quick glance at the speech we can see a positive inspiration of an ex-prime minister of Italy, to a stronger, healthier Europe thorough a better management of scare resources (money) and optimization (review our priorities and focus on our core business). "To focus on its real priorities to shed low-priority activities and thus free up resou...
  • Current President Of The European Parliament
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    The European Parliament On the 7th and 10th of June 1979 the first direct elections to the European Parliament were introduced with each member state member state using its own national electoral system. These elections are held every five years, with the most recent one having being held in 1999. The European parliament has 626 members. The proportion of members a country has is dependent on the population size of a member state. Shown below is the number of members each country can have on the...
  • Main Function Of The European Commission
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    THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION The Commission comprises 20 commissioners who are collectively known as the College of Commissioners. Each member state of the European Union has one commissioner with the exceptions being Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain who have two commissioners each. The commissioners are appointed by their national governments for a term of 5 years. Each commissioner is accompanied by their own cabinet of 6 people whom they appoint themselves. The president of the Com...

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