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The European Commission ( EC ) is the executive body of the European Union responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the Union's treaties and day-to-day running of the EU. [ 2 ] The Commission operates as a cabinet government , with 27 members of the Commission (informally known as "commissioners" [ 3 ] ). There is one member per member state , though members are bound to represent the interests of the EU as a whole rather than their home state. One of the 27 is the Commission President (currently José Manuel Durão Barroso ) proposed by the European Council and elected by the European Parliament .
Brussels, 20 October 2009 EU ready for wireless broadband on GSM frequencies The path has been cleared today for a new generation of mobile services in Europe with the publication in the EU's Official Journal of new measures that allow 3G phones to use GSM frequencies. This follows the European Parliament and Council of Ministers' agreement, in July ( IP/09/1192 ), to modernise European legislation – the GSM Directive – on the use of the radio spectrum needed for mobile services.