What is the difference between European Union and European Commission?
Likewise, what is the difference between the European Council and the European Commission?
The European Council is a strategic decision making body that “defines the EU's overall political direction and priorities.” European Commission is the executive body. They do the actual dirty work on drafting the legislation and running the EU. The European Commission is the EU's politically independent executive arm.
Subsequently, question is, how is the European Commission selected? The Commission consists of 28 members, one from each member state. Its president is nominated by the national leaders and then elected by the European Parliament by majority vote. The European Parliament must approve the Commission as a whole but does not vote on individual commissioners.
Furthermore, what is the role of the European Commission?
The European Commission (EC) is the executive branch of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU.
Why did the UK leave the EU?
The UK allows free movement of citizens of other member states of the European Union because it has access to the European Single Market.