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The European People’s Party Group in the European Committee of the Regions

Representing your voice in Europe

Since its creation in 1994, the European People’s Party Group is a leading force in the European Committee of the Regions; the EU’s assembly of regional and local representatives. Given that approximately two-thirds of EU legislation is implemented by local and regional authorities, it gives locally and regionally elected representatives of government a say over the content of EU legislation and represents the interests of citizens living and working in the EU’s diverse cities, regions and municipalities. Local and regional politicians are also ideally placed to establish and maintain close links with European citizens. The EPP Group aims to enhance the efficiency and influence of the CoR through its formal and informal contacts with the other EU institutions and governments.

Under the motto “think globally – act locally“, the EPP Group strongly defends the principle of subsidiarity. This means that decisions should always be taken at the level closest to citizens unless a better result can be achieved by working at the national or European level.

The EPP, to which the Group belongs, is the family of the political centre-right and is chaired by Joseph Daul. The party counts on the Groups in the European Parliament and the European Committee of the Regions to defend and promote its values of democracy, transparency and efficiency by shaping common policies and putting citizens first.


Dr. Michael Schneider

EPP-CoR Group President


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Our activities and events

Exchanging experience and visiting sites of best practice

Latest Publications

Communicating the work of EPP Group members and highlighting political priorities

Demographic Change and Regeneration of Our Societies: from challenges to local and regional opportunities

September 2017

Cohesion Policy and Europe's Strategic Investments

October 2017

Plenary opinions

The official position of Europe’s local and regional authorities to the EU

Recently adopted opinions

November 2017

The European Commission Report on Competition Policy 2016

November 2017

State of play on the implementation of EU macro-regional strategies

November 2017

Modernising school and higher education

October 2017

The European Pillar of Social Rights and Reflection paper on the social dimension of Europe

Opinions in progress

Local and regional incentives to promote healthy and sustainable diets

Inclusion of Western Balkan Local and Regional Authorities in EU's Macro-regional, Cross-border and other Transnational Cooperation Initiatives

Proposal for a Regulation on the European Citizens' Initiative

Europe on the Move: labour aspects of the road transport

Europe on the Move: promoting seamless mobility solutions

The future of EU finances until 2025

Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean

Digital Single Market: Mid-term review

Promoting coexistence with conflict species within the framework of the EU Nature Directives

Public procurement package

by CoR Rapporteur
Adrian Ovidiu TEBAN

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The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund beyond 2020

by CoR Rapporteur

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Towards an 8th Environment Action Plan

EPP News

Latest news from the EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions

RT @JosephDaul: I would like to congratulate @LdeGuindos for becoming the new @ecb VP & extend my heartfelt appreciation for his excellent…

RT @mmarkkula: Digitalizing European cities and regions: 15 cities started their speeded transformation in partnership. @EU_CoR @EspooInnov

RT @EU_CoR: .@eumayors will meet this week to share #eulocal govts' best practices in improving #energyefficiency & making greater use of #…

RT @EU_CoR: How are EU cities adapting to #ClimateChange? By adopting smart solutions for #energy efficiency! #EUmayors2018 will showcase b…

RT @eumayors: Would you like to undertake transformative #climate #energy actions in your city? At the #UFGC18 #CovenantofMayors Session, M…

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