What is the difference between the European Council and the European Commission?

Asked by Michele Barnes on September 12, 2021

Categories: Business and finance Financial regulation

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The European Council is a strategic decision making body that “defines the EU's overall political direction and priorities.” European Commission is the executive body. They do the actual dirty work on drafting the legislation and running the EU. The European Commission is the EU's politically independent executive_arm.

How much does an EU commissioner earn? Salaries. A Commissioner's basic monthly salary is fixed at 112.5% of the top civil service grade. This works out at €22,367.04 per month. The President is paid at 138% (€27,436.90 per month), Vice-Presidents at 125% (€24,852.26 per month) and the High Representative at 130% (€25,846.35 per month).

How often does the European Commission meet? twice every 6 months

Do EU employees pay tax? EU civil and other servants work 40 hours a week, though they are theoretically available 24/7. This salary is taxed by the EU, rather than at the national level. Taxation varies between 8% and 45% depending on individual circumstances.

What is the role of the European Commission? The European Commission (EC) is the executive branch of the European Union, responsible for-proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU.