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Daniel Calleja Crespo

Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General of the Legal Service


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The European Commission’s Legal Service

The Legal Service is an internal department of the Commission reporting directly to the President of the Commission.

The role of the Legal Service is twofold:

The provision of legal advice ensures the legality of the Commission's decisions. It is of vital importance in preventing or reducing the risk of subsequent litigation.

The Legal Service’s role as agent of the Commission in court is comparable to the traditional role of legal counsel. The Legal Service is the in-house counsel to the Commission. Most of the cases are before the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.

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