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Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

The Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) is a Directorate-General of the European Commission. The body is responsible for the enlargement process of the European Union and for the European Neighbourhood Policy. The European Union over the years has expanded to 27 members from the first six Member States who signed the Treaty of Rome.

The current Director-General is Gert Jan Koopman, the former Director-General for Budget.[1] The Directorate-General is organised into five Directorates, plus the Support Group for Ukraine (SGUA).[2]

  • Directorate A: Thematic support, coordination of policy and financial instruments
  • Directorate B: Neighbourhood South and Turkey
  • Directorate C: Neighbourhood East and Institution Building
  • Directorate D: Western Balkans
  • Directorate E: Ukraine Service
  • Directorate R: Resources

See also


  1. ^ "Gert Jan Koopman". European Commission. Retrieved 2023-01-25.
  2. ^ "DG NEAR - About Us". European Commission. Retrieved 2023-01-25.

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