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Senior management selection and appointment procedures : [PDF]

Selection, appointment and appraisal of Directors-General

Directors-General heading a Directorate-General are the top level EU civil servants reporting directly to the Commissioner responsible for the policy area covered by their Directorate-General (DG).

The principal elements of the new Commission guidelines for the selection, appointment and career development of its senior officials are:

The following scheme summarises the process of appointing senior Commission officials.

Scheme: the process of appointing senior Commission officials


1 In case Commissioner disagrees with proposed candidate other candidates will be invited for interview or post will be published again.

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