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IIRC, the national governments through the Council (intentionally mudding the roles there) suggests the Commissioners to the Parliament after consultations with the EC President. Parilament can approve or disapprove of the whole Commission (often leading to negotiations and candidates withdrawing) and the Councils then appoints the Commission.

I am less certain of what happens when you just restructure the Commission, but I doubt it suddenly gives the EC President much more power over the process. Looks like a power grab to me.

by fjallstrom on Tue Sep 1st, 2020 at 10:16:23 AM EST

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