Appendix A Selected Articles, Consolidated Treaties
I The European Commission
Article 202 (ex 145) ECTo ensure that the objectives set out in this Treaty are attained the Council shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Treaty . . .
|—confer upon the Commission, in the acts which the Council adopts, powers for the implementation of the rules which the Council lays down. The Council may impose certain requirements in respect of the exercise of these powers. The Council may also reserve the right, in specific cases, to exercise directly implementing powers itself. The procedures referred to above must be consonant with principles and rules to be laid down in advance by the Council, acting unanimously on a proposal from the Commission and after obtaining the Opinion of the European Parliament.|
Article 211 (ex 155) ECIn order to ensure the proper functioning and development of the common market, the Commission shall:
|—ensure that the provisions of this Treaty and the measures taken by the institutions pursuant thereto are applied;|
|—formulate recommendations or deliver opinions on matters dealt with in this Treaty, if it expressly so provides or if the Commission considers it necessary;|
|—have its own power of decision and participate in the shaping of measures taken by the Council and by the European Parliament in the manner provided for in this Treaty;|
|—exercise the powers conferred on it by the Council for the implementation of the rules laid down by the latter.|
Article 213 (ex 157) EC
|1 The Commission shall consist of 20 Members, who shall be chosen on the grounds of their general competence and whose independence is beyond doubt.|
The number of Members of the Commission may be altered by the Council, acting unanimously . . .
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Book title: The Engines of European Integration: Delegation, Agency, and Agenda Setting in the EU.
Contributors: Mark A. Pollack - Author.
Publisher: Oxford University Press.
Place of publication: Oxford, England.
Publication year: 2003.
Page number: 415.
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