The Commission

  • Laura Cram


Scholars of European integration and of the EU policy process invariably ask a number of key questions: Who runs this process? Which actor or set of actors is most influential within it? To what extent are intergovernmental actors, particularly the member states, in control, or is it the case that supranational actors and institutions also have an important role to play? A considerable amount of attention inevitably focuses on the role played by the Commission. Is the Commission simply the servant of the member states or does it have a degree of autonomous influence at the EU level?


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