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73. what is the difference between European Commission’ and European Council?

1. European Commission represents the EU in trade negotiations whereas European Council participates in the legislation of matters pertaining to economic policies of the European Union.

2. European Commission comprises the Heads of State or Government of member countries whereas the European Council comprises of the persons nominated by European Parliament.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?



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 (a) 1 only

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B

(b) 2 only

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C

(c) Both l and 2

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D

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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Solution

The correct option is D

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


(D)

The European Commission is the EU's executive body. It represents the interests of the European Union as a whole (not the interests of individual countries). While the European Council has no formal legislative power, it is a strategic body that provides the union with general political directions and priorities, and acts as a collective presidency . The Commission operates as a cabinet government, with 28 members of the Commission One of the 28 is the Commission President proposed by the European Council and elected by the European Parliament. The Council then appoints the other 27 members of the Commission in agreement with the nominated President, and the 28 members as a single body is then subject to a vote of approval by the European


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