Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (European Commission)
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DG MOVE was created on 17 February 2010 when energy was split from it to form the new DG Ener. Transport and Energy had been merged (as DG TREN) since January 2000 and in June 2002 the Euratom Safeguards Office became part of DG TREN. That is now part of DG Ener.
In addition to developing EU policies in the transport sector and handling State aid dossiers, DG MOVE manages the funding programmes for trans-European networks and technological development and innovation, worth € 850 million per annum for the period 2000-2006.
DG TREN is responsible for developing and implementing European policies in the transport field. Its mission is to ensure that transport policies are designed for the benefit of all sectors of the society. DG MOVE carries out these tasks using legislative proposals and programme management, including the financing of projects.
The Directorate-General for Transport, based in Brussels, reports to Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Transport. The Directorate-General is headed by Director-General Matthias Ruete (prior to 2006, this was François Lamoureux.
The Directorate-General is made up of 6 Directorates and the following agencies across Europe: European Maritime Safety Agency, European Aviation Safety Agency, European Railway Agency, Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency and the SESAR Joint Undertaking.