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Executive Power of the European Commission
Executive Power of the European Commission

Author(s): Constantin Manolache
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Economy, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Editura Lumen, Asociatia Lumen

Summary/Abstract: The specialist literature from Locke and Montesquieu has established the existence of a three powers of the democratic society: legislative, executive, and judicial. At present, the European Union has not yet completed itself as a single State entity and still has no constitution, a basic document regulating the relations between these powers. Although the idea that the fundamental institutions of the European Union would operate on the organizational structures of the three powers - the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union (the legislative power), the European Commission (the executive power), the Court of Justice of the European Union (the judiciary), this innovation is still artificial. Moreover, the Treaty of Lisbon avoids highlighting the European Union's leadership, and states in its texts that there are "functions" of these institutions and not "powers." This article seeks to demonstrate the role of the European Commission as an executive power in the European space, both through the organization of this European institution and by the executive functions it holds in this respect.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 20
  • Page Range: 69-96
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: English, Romanian