Guest lecture by Dr. Inna Steinbuka, the Head of Commission Representation in Latvia on 18 April, 11.00-12.30 at Riga Graduate School of Law on "The Structure, Role and Functions of the European Commission: Insight into the Practical Functioning of the European Commission".
The public lecture is organized in the framework of the Bachelors Programme course "European Union Policy-Making". The Commission is one of the key institutional actors in the EU Policy-Making. The guest lecturer describes its composition and addresses the practical aspects in its executive role by focusing on particular practical examples. The Commission's role depends on the distribution of competences between the member states and the EU. In some fields, as for example monetary issues, the EU has executive competence to legislate. In this regard the ongoing domestic discussion on joining the Eurozone is of particular relevance. As a Head of Commission Representation in Latvia, Dr. Inna Steinbuka will touch upon several aspects of the Commission's work and its interaction with the member states.
DR.INNA STEINBUKA is a Head of Commission Representation in Latvia. Her academic background involves PhD in Economic Sciences (1991). She is the Professor of the University of Latvia (since 1997) and has also an extensive experience at the European Commission.