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About the Legal Service

Activities of the Legal Service

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Mission of the Legal Service

The mission of the Legal Service is twofold:

  1. To give legal advice to the Commission in its functions:
    • of drafting legislation;
    • of conducting international negotiations;
    • of acting as guardian of the Treaties;
    • of exercising the implementing powers conferred on it by the Community legislator or by the Treaties.
  2. To represent the Commission in all litigation, in particular before the European Court of Justice.


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