Secretariat-General of the European Commission (SG)

The Secretariat-General supports the European Commission, the college of Commissioners especially, in its daily work. It does so in various ways; it track legislative proposals submitted to the other EU institutions, aids in monitoring the implementation of EU-legislation in the member-states, help manage contacts between the EU and civil society. It also supports the Commission president in his or her activities as policy-maker.

In particular, the Secretariat-General:

  • Contributes to the definition of the Commission's strategic objectives and priorities and shapes cross-cutting policies;
  • Coordinates, facilitates, advises and arbitrates, so as to ensure the coherence, quality and delivery of policy, legislation and operations across policy areas and Commission departments;
  • Coordinates the planning and programming of the initiatives of the Commission;
  • ensures the smooth running of the decision-making process and strives to rationalise both procedures and supporting IT tools as part of the evolution towards an efficient and modern e-Commission;
  • Acts as the Commission's interface with the other European institutions, national parliaments and non-governmental organisations and entities;
  • Fosters the Commission's institutional competences and the development of a service-oriented, modern, transparent and responsible European administration which works to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.


Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 1195 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
22.02.2021  Action Plan on synergies between civil, defence and space industries.
Communication com(2021)70
19.02.2021  Working of committees during 2019.
Report com(2021)69
17.02.2021  Strengthening the EU’s contribution to rules-based multilateralism.
27.01.2021  GREEN PAPER ON AGEING Fostering solidarity and responsibility between generations.
Green paper com(2021)50
19.01.2021  United front to beat COVID-19.
Communication com(2021)35


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 70 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
28.05.2020  Technical Support Instrument.
Regulation com(2020)409
28.05.2020  EU Recovery Instrument to support the recovery in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regulation com(2020)441
28.05.2020  Recovery and Resilience Facility.
Regulation com(2020)408
20.05.2020  Temporary measures for time limits in collection, verification and examination stages in Regulation 2019/788 on the European citizens' initiative in view of COVID-19.
Regulation com(2020)221
05.12.2018  Signing and of Euratom, of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU and Euratom.
Decision com(2018)833


Legislation in force

There are at least 278 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
03.05.2018  Multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027.
Regulation com(2018)322
22.05.2017  2017 Reform Programme and 2017 Stability Programme of Malta.
Recommendation com(2017)517
22.05.2017  2017 Reform Programme and 2017 Stability Programme of the Netherlands.
Recommendation com(2017)518
22.05.2017  2017 Reform Programme and 2017 Stability Programme of Austria.
Recommendation com(2017)519
22.05.2017  2017 Reform Programme and 2017 Convergence Programme of Poland.
Recommendation com(2017)520