Services and structure

The central board of the FPS Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation consists of six Directorates-General and five Staff Directorates and Directorates.

Directorate-General Coordination and European Affairs (DGE)

The Directorate General for Coordination and European Affairs is responsible for the preparation, definition, representation, management and follow-up of Belgium's European policy.
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Mission

The Directorate General for Coordination and European Affairs is responsible for the preparation, definition, representation, management and follow-up of Belgium's European policy. With the ever closer integration of Europe and its growing role on the international scene, this mission of the DGE is becoming increasingly important.

The DGE is the hub of the Belgian decision-making process. This is done entirely in a spirit of openness, in consultation and cooperation with the partners of the federal and federated entities, so that our country can speak with one voice on the international scene.

The DGE maintains contacts both with foreign interlocutors, at European level, and with Belgian players such as the technical departments, communities and regions.

In addition, the DGE helps to act as a platform for European policy in the eyes of the public and disseminates information on Belgian information activities relating to European policy.

The following policy areas are dealt with by the Directorate-General for Coordination and European Affairs

  • European treaties and institutions, political project of the European Union, freedom, security and justice
  • Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), economic and social convergence, cohesion policy, EU budget
  • Competitiveness, energy, transport and telecommunications, digital strategy, transposition + the Belgian Solvit Centre
  • Agriculture, fisheries, environment, sustainable development and health
  • EU-WTO trade policy
  • EU external relations
  • Strategic autonomy, Fit for 55 coordination, Brexit follow-up (phase out)

 
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