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The Secretariat-General of the European Commission is a Directorate-General of the European Commission. The DG Secretariat-General is based in the Berlaymont in Brussels (Belgium). The DG Secretariat-General supports the whole of the Commission, and in particular the 27 Commissioners. The head of the Secretariat-General is the Secretary-General of the European Commission.

The Secretariat-General, under the remit of the President, has a high degree of importance in the Commission. It organises meetings, controls the agenda and is responsible for the minutes. The President makes use of this power in his running of the Commission.[1]


  1. ^ Eppink, Derk-Jan; Ian Connerty (translator) (2007) (in English). Life of a European Mandarin: Inside the Commission (1st edition ed.). Tielt, Belgium: Lannoo. pp. 217–8. ISBN 978-9020970227.  

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