European Commission
Acronym: 
EC
Address: 
Brussels
Belgium
Intergovernmental Organization
Legislative
Normative standard-setting and deliberation
Regional

Thematic Areas

Physical (cables, wires, spectrum)
Telecommunication, Internet
Uses
Economy, Culture
Specific Themes: 
Intellectual Property Rights
Specific Themes: 
Consumer Protection

Mission

The European Commission represents the general interest of the EU and is the driving force in proposing legislation (to Parliament and the Council), administering and implementing EU policies, enforcing EU law (jointly with the Court of Justice) and negotiating in the international arena. One of the Commission's prime goals is the harmonization of policies across the various Member States. Most media policy is created and implemented at the nation-state level, however the Commission creates relevant frameworks in areas such as cultural diversity and telecommunications.

Created by: Arne Hintz