Article 6 of the European ?

Dear Twitpic Community – thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years. We have now placed Twitpic in an archived state. European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU. 32,000 European civil servants who are split into departments called directorates-general and services. The European Commission derives from one of the five key institutions created in the supranational European Article 6 of the European ? system, following the proposal of Robert Schuman, French Foreign Minister, on 9 May 1950. Louis Armand led the first Commission of Euratom.

The three bodies, collectively named the European Executives, co-existed until 1 July 1967 when, under the Merger Treaty, they were combined into a single administration under President Jean Rey. The Malfatti and Mansholt Commissions followed with work on monetary co-operation and the first enlargement to the north in 1973. The Commission headed by Jacques Delors was seen as giving the Community a sense of direction and dynamism. Delors and his team are also considered as the “founding fathers of the euro”. The successor to Delors was Jacques Santer. These frauds were revealed by an internal auditor, Paul van Buitenen. That was the first time a Commission had been forced to resign en masse, and represented a shift of power towards the Parliament.

However, the Santer Commission did carry out work on the Treaty of Amsterdam and the euro. Following Santer, Romano Prodi took office. The Amsterdam Treaty had increased the Commission’s powers and Prodi was dubbed by the press as something akin to a Prime Minister. José Manuel Barroso became President in 2004: the Parliament once again asserted itself in objecting to the proposed membership of the Barroso Commission. Owing to this opposition, Barroso was forced to reshuffle his team before taking office.