Asia Europe Affairs

The current term of the European Commission expires 31 October 2009 when a fresh President and commissioners will be appointed. There are 40 Directorates-General (DG) in the Commission and can be found at the following link.

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs_en.htm

Here DGs for Development, Enlargement, Europe Aid, External Relations, Humanitarian Aid, and, Trade are grouped under External Relations. Based on 4,127 staff they account for around 13% of total Commission workers.

DG Regular External Total
External Relations# 663 920 1,583
EuropeAid 589 443 1,032
Trade 412 98 510
Enlargement 230 220 450
Development 263 61 324
Humanitarian Aid 158 70 228
Totals 2,315 1,812 4,127

Source: European Commission

# External Relations figures includes staff in external delegations and representations.

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