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date: 19 November 2019

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The European Commission is one of the most prominent and perhaps also one of the most controversial institutions of the EU, regularly being the subject of heated academic and political debate. This article first introduces the Commission's organizational make-up. It then discusses how this institution changed over time, followed by an analysis in the third section of the Commission's position in the EU's institutional system and its contribution to EU political dynamics.

Keywords: EU, organizational make-up, institutional system, political dynamics

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