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Within the European Union, directorates-general are departments of the European Union government with specific zones of responsibility, the equivalent of ministries at a national level. Most are headed by a European Commissioner, responsible for the general direction of the directorate-general, and a Director-General, responsible for the management of day-to-day affairs
- The European Commission: Commission Directorates-General are each headed by a director-general, who reports to the European Commissioner in charge of (i.e. politically responsible for) the corresponding policy area;
- The Secretariat of the European Parliament: Parliament Directorates-General.
- The General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union: Council Directorates-general.
Directorates-General of the European CommissionEdit
The Directorates-General of the European Commission 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.
- "European Commission: Departments (Directorates-General) and services". Retrieved 3 August 2015.