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

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Wednesday, February 20, 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 1073 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
30.01.2019  Reflection Paper Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030.
19.12.2018  Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU on 30 March 2019: Implementing the Commissionís Contingency Action Plan.
Communication com(2018)890
13.12.2018  Annual report under Rule 216(7) on the deliberations of the Committee on Petitions (2018).
13.12.2018  Annual strategic report on the implementation and delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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 currently being implemented

There are 56 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
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
14.09.2016  Amendment of Decision (EU) 2015/435 on the mobilisation of the Contingency Margin.
Decision com(2016)607


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
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
22.05.2017  2017 Reform Programme and 2017 Stability Programme of Cyprus.
Recommendation com(2017)512