Re: Wow, it's almost...
The commission is like Whitehall in the UK. They suggest laws and rules and will do all the leg work. But in the case of the EU, they not only have to be ratified by the EU parliament, they also have to be ratified by each member state's government or parliament.
So don't fall for the Daily Mail, anti EU propaganda of an unelected commission writing the laws and rules. Or I will point out how the unelected HMRC is making up it's own laws and rules and is constantly being slapped down in court, when challenged.
Here is one of hundreds.