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Secretary-General of the European Commission

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Secretary-General of the European Commission
Emblem of the commission
Ilze Juhansone
since 1 August 2019
Secretariat-General of the European Commission
StatusChief executive
Reports toPresident of the European Commission
SeatBrussels, Belgium
Term lengthNo fixed term
Constituting instrumentTreaties of the European Union
First holderÉmile Noël
DeputyDeputy Secretary-General

The secretary-general of the European Commission is the senior civil servant of the European Commission. The secretary-general, who is responsible to the president of the European Commission, is in charge of the various Directorates-General, headed by directors-general.

Their staff form the Secretariat-General of the European Commission.

List of secretaries-general of the European Commission

Secretary-General Member State Beginning End Commission
Émile Noël  France 26 March 1958 18 September 1987 Hallstein I
Hallstein II
Rey Commission
Malfatti Commission
Mansholt Commission
Ortoli Commission
Jenkins Commission
Thorn Commission
Delors I
David Williamson  United Kingdom 19 September 1987 31 July 1997 Delors I
Delors II
Delors III
Santer Commission
Carlo Trojan [nl]  Netherlands 1 August 1997 31 May 2000 Santer Commission
Prodi Commission
David O'Sullivan  Ireland 1 June 2000 10 November 2005 Prodi Commission
Barroso I
Catherine Day  Ireland 11 November 2005 1 September 2015 Barroso I
Barroso II
Juncker Commission
Alexander Italianer  Netherlands 1 September 2015 1 March 2018 Juncker Commission
Martin Selmayr  Germany 1 March 2018 30 November 2019 Juncker Commission
Ilze Juhansone  Latvia 24 July 2019 Ongoing Juncker Commission
von der Leyen Commission

See also


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