From taking determined action to help the EU recover from the financial crisis to protecting citizens' rights, the Commission has been at the forefront of developing EU policies and on delivering benefits for all EU citizens.
Today, EU citizens enjoy and perhaps take for granted, common rights to live, travel, study, work and retire anywhere in the EU.
But the benefits of EU membership don't stop there.
Today, the Commission is working on issues such as banning extra credit card charges and pre-ticked boxes for online shoppers and making it easier to register a car in another EU country. Whilst mobile phone users have been benefitting from cheaper roaming charges for a number of years.
Yet many people continue to face obstacles when exercising their EU rights.