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The European Commission at work

How is the Commission’s work organised?
This Governance statement Pdf български čeština dansk Deutsch eesti keel ελληνικά English español français italiano latviešu valoda lietuvių kalba magyar Malti Nederlands polski português română slovenčina slovenščina suomi svenska [ <201 KB] describes the way the Commission and its services function, and in particular the responsibility and accountability mechanisms.

The Commission has undertaken a significant effort to improve the quality of the planning and organisation of its work. The ‘Basic facts’ section of this site will answer some of your initial questions about the Commission, including those you might have regarding its role in the legislative process, in decision-making and in other areas of its competence. 
The following diagram will guide you through the three basic stages involved in the organisation of the Commission’s work.


Setting objectives
and priorities

Making decisions

Reviewing results


The President
The President
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