Europe for Beginners: Programme 4 – The European Commission

A new Radio series exploring the historical development of the EU and Ireland’s place in that development will be broadcast by north east Dublin Community radio station near90fm. The programmes will be aired on nine consecutive Thursday’s at 6.30pm commencing 3rd March 2011. Series Producer, Ignacio Irigoien says “this series is to inform people of the history and workings of the EU, its institutions and their effect on Ireland. It is a very timely initiative in view of the increasing role the EU will have in Irish affairs, especially economically, in the coming years”.

Programme 4 – The European Commission
The Commission is a de facto sort of ministerial council whose main function is to initiate the process for the EU legislation. We will learn in this programme about how are the commissioners elected and how the carry out their duties when in office.