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Europäische Kommission

1049 Brussels
+33 00 800 6789 10 11

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The European Commission is the EU's executive body and represents the interests of Europe as a whole (as opposed to the interests of individual countries). The term 'Commission' refers to both the college of commissioners and the institution itself – which has its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium with offices in Luxembourg. The Commission also has offices known as 'representations' in all EU member countries. The Commission's main roles are to: set objectives and priorities for action propose legislation to Parliament and Council manage and implement EU policies and the budget enforce European Law (jointly with the Court of Justice) represent the EU outside Europe (negotiating trade agreements between the EU and other countries, etc.).

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    EU Commission approves formation of joint venture Styrolution

    The EU Commission has given its approval for the formation of the joint venture Styrolution. BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, and INEOS Industries Holdings Limited, Lyndhurst, UK, now have EU clearance to combine in Styrolution their global business activities in styrene monomers (SM), polys ... more

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