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Further information: "Directorate-General

The Commission is divided into departments known as Directorates-General (DGs or the services), each headed by a director-general, and various other services. Each covers a specific policy area or service such as External Relations or Translation and is under the responsibility of a "European Commissioner. DGs prepare proposals for their Commissioners which can then be put forward for voting in the college of Commissioners.[31]

Whilst the Commission's DGs cover similar policy areas to the "ministries in national governments, European Civil Servants have not necessarily been trained, or worked, in a national civil service before employment in the EU. On entry, they do not therefore share a common administrative culture.

List of Directorates-General[edit]

The Directorates-General are divided into four groups: Policy DGs, External relations DGs, General Service DGs and Internal Service DGs. Internally, the DGs are referred to by their "abbreviations; provided below.

Departments (DGs)[32]
DG Abb. Relevant Commissioner
"Agriculture and Rural Development AGRI "European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development
"Budget BUDG "European Commissioner for Financial Programming and the Budget
"Climate Action CLIMA "European Commissioner for Climate Action
"Communications Networks, Content and Technology CNCT "European Commissioner for Digital Agenda
"Communication COMM European Commissioner for Communication
"Competition COMP "European Commissioner for Competition
"Economic and Financial Affairs ECFIN "European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs
"Education and Culture EAC "European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth
"Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion EMPL "European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
"Energy ENER "European Commissioner for Energy
"Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations NEAR "European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy
"Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs GROW "European Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship
"Environment ENV "European Commissioner for the Environment
"Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development DEVCO "European Commissioner for Development
"Eurostat ESTAT "European Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud
"Service for Foreign Policy Instruments FPI "High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union FISMA European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
Health and Food Safety SANTE "European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
"Migration and Home Affairs HOME "European Commissioner for Home Affairs
"European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations ECHO "European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response
"Human Resources and Security HR "European Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration
"Informatics DIGIT
"Internal Market and Services MARKT "European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services
"Interpretation SCIC
"Joint Research Centre JRC "European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science
"Justice and Consumers JUST "European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
"Maritime Affairs and Fisheries MARE "European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
"Mobility and Transport MOVE "European Commissioner for Transport
"Regional and Urban Policy REGIO "European Commissioner for Regional Policy
"Research and Innovation RTD "European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science
"Secretariat General SG
"Taxation and Customs Union TAXUD "European Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud
"Trade TRADE "European Commissioner for Trade
"Translation DGT

List of services[edit]

"Bureau of European Policy Advisers has been replaced by European Political Strategy Centre. BEPA
Library and e-Resources Centre
"European Anti-Fraud Office OLAF
"European Commission Data Protection Officer
Historical archives
"Infrastructures and Logistics – Brussels OIB
"Infrastructures and Logistics – Luxembourg OIL
"Internal Audit Service IAS
"Legal Service SJ
Office For Administration And Payment Of Individual Entitlements PMO
"Publications Office OP

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