What the Commission is doing

3 institutions are mainly responsible for EU policy-making. The Commission develops policy and proposes EU legislation; it then negotiates its proposals with the European Parliament and Council of the EU. These institutions then adopt the legislation. The Commission ensures that the laws are properly applied, opening infringement procedures against EU member countries if not.

Democratic change within the EU institutions is one of the Commission's priorities for 2014-2019. This includes working with the European Parliament and the Council to remove unnecessary red tape at both European and national level.