How influential is the European Commission in the European Union's policy-making process?

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The institutions of the European Union can be traced back mostly to their predecessors in the European Economic Community, Euratom and the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC). All these had institutions that were broadly intergovernmental such as the European Council, the Council and the Committee of Permanent Representatives. Some had institutions of a supranational character such as the High Authority of the ECSC, the Commission, the Court of Justice and the European Parliament. The …

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…still to win the full and unmitigated respect, trust and loyalty of a sceptical citizenry. BIBLIOGRAPHY Dinan, D. (1994), Ever Closer Union? Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc. George, S. (1991), Politics and Policy in the European Community, Oxford University Press Wallace, H. and Wallace, W. (1996), Policy-Making in the European Union, Oxford University Press Archer, C. (2000), The European Union - Structure and Process, Continuum, London and New York Dinan, D. (1998), Encyclopaedia of the European Union, Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc.