The organisation of the Prime Minister’s Office

The Prime Minister’s Office is organized in three departments and three special counsellors.

Secretariat and Cabinet Affairs

The main function of the department is the daily servicing of the Prime Minister, including contact with the press. The department is also responsible for coordinating cabinet affairs including cabinet meetings and various matters concerning ministers and portfolio allocations.


The Administration is responsible for all administrative matters of the Prime Minister’s Office. This includes HR, budget, accounts, IT, the canteen and maintenance of the buldings in Tinganes.

The Legal Service

The Legal Service is responsible for matters concerning the right of access to documents and legislation for which the Prime Minister’s Office is responsible. The Legal Service inspects and reviews all legislation introduced by the Government. The Legal Service also assists other divisions with legal advice.

Special Counsellors

  • Economic counsellor
  • Legal and constitutional counsellor
  • Foreign Policy counsellor