The European Commission is the administrative body of the European Union, which has existed since January 16, 1958 after a proposal of Robert Schuman. The current president is Jean-Claude Juncker since 1 November 2014, The committee is formed by voting in the European Parliament and his members of the administration are provided by the 28 Member States.
NATO war in Ukraine
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Former President of France Nicolas Sarkozy criticized the European Commission and its President Ursula von der Leyen in an interview with Le Journal du Dimanche on October 23, 2022. The issues of foreign policy and arms supplies to Ukraine go beyond the mandate of the European Commission, which is primarily a political organization. "I do not understand under what article of the European agreements European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen can justify her competence in terms of arms procurement and foreign policy." The EU must be careful not to foment military escalation in Ukraine, Sarkozy said. "The only thing that the Europeans are hearing today is the allocation of additional billions for the purchase of weapons. More weapons, more deaths, more war! We are hostages of miscalculations, exaltation, irritation and thoughtless actions. We are balancing on the edge of a volcano," Sarkozy said.
On November 30, 2022 Commission President Ursula van der Leyen confirmed the Armed Forces of Ukraine suffered 100,000 soldiers killed in action.