Re: Love the EU again?
MEPs can and have told the commission to introduce legislation for them to approve. They also regularly override the commission.
They have the power to dissolve the commission of they want to.
The council of ministers (our national governments) also often propose legislation and can keep the commission in check.
The role of the commission is to speak to the relevant groups and sort out the detail of the law required to do it. They also propose law to solve problems they see in the working of the EU.
The UK media vision of the commission sitting around all day telling the national government what to do is simply not true.