Secretariat-General of the European Commission (SG) - EU monitor

EU monitor
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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 1080 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
30.04.2019  Europe in May 2019: Preparing for a more united, stronger and more democratic Union - The Commission's contribution to the informal EU27 leaders' meeting on 9 May 2019.
Communication com(2019)218
26.04.2019  Implementation of the Joint Statement and Common Approach on the location of the seats of decentralised agencies.
Report com(2019)187
15.04.2019  Better regulation: taking stock and sustaining our commitment.
Communication com(2019)178
10.04.2019  Addressing the impact of a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without an agreement: the Unionís coordinated approach.
Communication com(2019)195
09.04.2019  Fourth report on the State of the Energy Union.
Report com(2019)175


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 57 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
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
06.12.2017  Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2017/825 to increase the financial envelope of the Structural Reform Support Programme and adapt its general objective.
Regulation com(2017)825
13.09.2017  Amendment of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No. 1141/2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations.
Regulation com(2017)481
23.02.2017  Amendment of Regulation (EU) No 216/2013 on the electronic publication of the Official Journal of the EU.
Regulation com(2017)87
14.09.2016  Amendment of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020.
Regulation com(2016)604


Legislation in force

There are at least 281 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
13.11.2018  Amending regulation 539/2001 listing the third countries whose nationals need visas and those that do not, as regards the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union.
Regulation com(2018)745
12.09.2018  Verification procedure on infringements of data protection rules in the context of European elections - Contribution to the Leadersí meeting, September 2018.
Regulation com(2018)636
13.09.2017  European citizensí initiative.
Regulation com(2017)482
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