The European Commission is a detailed and comprehensive guide to the workings of the European Commission. This straightforward and accessible new title de-mystifies procedures, practices and policies, which, up until now, have been perceived by many as baffling and oblique. Written in a style that is both uncomplicated and user-friendly, the authors equip readers with all the information about the background of the Commission; its administrative structure; its policies; external relations; and general and internal services. Packed with numerous handy tables and figures, The European Commission will serve to help readers to gain a full understanding of how the machinery of the Commission functions and how the daily work processes are carried out. This is both an essential and fascinating handbook for all those working in the political arena.