The European Commission has offices, called Representations, in all the Member States of the European Union. The UK Representation is in London; there are also Offices in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh.Their chief duties are: Speaking for the Commission as its voice in the UK. This includes providing background briefings for the media as well as on-the-record comment on issues relevant to the Commission. Reporting back to the Commission in Brussels on political, economic and social developments in the UK. Providing information about the European Union across the UK through recognised outlets such as public libraries, business advice centres and education services.