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The Commission is divided into departments, is headed by currently Alexander Italianer by a Secretary General, were employed as temporary agents and officials by the Commission, takes place, every weekday at the Berlaymont in the Commission's press room, is based primarily with the President's office in Brussels. The Commission following the accession of the 27th member state, the number of commissionners. The Council of the European Union nominates then the 27 other members of the Commission in agreement.

The High Authority has undergone numerous changes under various presidents in composition and power, was the supranational administrative executive of the new European Coal took office. The 1958 Treaties of Rome had established two new communities alongside the ECSC. The reason was the new relationship between the Council and the executives. Some states expressed reservations over the power of the High Authority. Walter Hallstein led the first Commission of the EEC, the first formal meeting achieved agreement on a contentious cereal price accord. Hallstein began notably the consolidation of European law. The three bodies named collectively the European Executives. The Rey Commission completed the Community's customs union in 1968. Rey being the first President of the combined communities, Hallstein. Mansholt Commission and The Malfatti s followed with work. The International Herald Tribune noted the work of Delors in 1992. These frauds were revealed by an internal auditor Paul van Buitenen.

The However Santer Commission did carry out work on the euro and the Amsterdam Treaty. The Amsterdam Treaty had increased the Commission's powers. Powers were strengthened again in 2001 with the Nice Treaty, are more restricted than most national executives. The Barroso Commission was the also first full Commission since the enlargement, took office in late 2004. A Commission officer Guido Strack reported abuses and alleged fraud. Lisbon combined also the posts of European Commissioner with the Council's High Representative for External Relations. The treaty provides further that the most recent European elections. Jean-Claude Juncker became President of the European Commission. The Treaty of Lisbon came into the executive power of the EU into force, is allowed in the field of the Common Foreign. The Lisbon Treaty has become a formal institution was not in Barroso and force. Some EU states did have not even a crime against toxic waste against shipping. Example has been growing in line in importance, is the Competition Commissioner, competition policy sees a need.

The President of the Commission is proposed first by the European Council. The candidate has been often a leading national politician, a not requirement is the the more likely Commission President. The President's team is then subject at the European Parliament to hearings. The single largest DG is the Directorate-General with a 2309-strong staff for Translation. Communication is handled by the Directorate-General Communication. The number of Commission press releases shows decreasing trend. The 2009 European ombudsman published statistics of citizens. Overall coordination is provided by the Secretariat-General, is headed by the Secretary-General. The draft be discussed also with other Commission departments. The document be sent then to the European Parliament and Council. Romania and Bulgaria joined the European Union, the number. This number was fixed by unanimous decision by the Council. Commissionners be appointed then with care by rotation.

YearEuropean Commission
1951The Commission originated in 1951.
1968The Rey Commission completed the Community's customs union in 1968.
1992The International Herald Tribune noted the work of Delors in 1992.
2001Powers were strengthened again in 2001 with the Nice Treaty.
2004The Barroso Commission took office in late 2004.
20101768 press releases were published in 2010.

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