European Commission

European Commission and Environment Directorate-General

The European Commission (external link) is the EU's executive body which represents the interests of Europe, drafts proposals for new European laws and manages implementing EU policies. The Environment Directorate-General (external link) (EDG) is one of the more than 40 Directorates-General and services that make up the European Commission. The objective of the EDG is to protect, preserve and improve the environment for present and future generations. To achieve this it proposes policies that ensure a high level of environmental protection in the European Union and that preserve the quality of life of EU citizens.

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