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General Secretariat of the Council

What is the role of the General Secretariat of the Council?

The General Secretariat of the Council assists the following institutions:


Its tasks include the following:

    • It provides advice and helps coordinate the work of the above-mentioned institutions.
    • It provides logistical support and takes care of the practical organisation of meetings (including meeting rooms, document production and translation).
    • It prepares draft agendas, reports, notes and minutes of meetings.
    • It has custody of Council archives and acts.
    • Its Legal Service gives opinions to the Council and its committees and represents the Council in judicial proceedings before the European Court of Justice.


The General Secretariat is headed by a Secretary-General, a position currently held by Uwe Corsepius.

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