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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


CoR mission statement

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

Europe's Demographic - from challenges to local and regional opportunities

October 2016

EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions

June 2016

Plenary opinions

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

Recently adopted opinions

December 2016

Legal Migration Package

December 2016

EFSI 2.0

December 2016

Regulating price volatility of agricultural products

December 2016

Tourism as a driving force for regional cooperation across the EU

Opinions in progress

The Future of Cohesion Policy beyond 2020

Smart Regulation for SMEs

Union policy for the Arctic

Towards an EU strategy for international cultural relations

by CoR Rapporteur

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Towards a new EU climate change adaptation strategy – taking an integrated approach

Mid-term evaluation of the Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) 2014-2020

European consensus on development

by CoR Rapporteur

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Bridging the Investment Gap: How to Tackle the Challenges

Fiscal Capacity and Automatic Stabilizers in the European Monetary Union

Copyright in the digital single market

Towards a sustainable EU food policy

Integration, cooperation and performance of health systems

by CoR Rapporteur

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EPP News

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

Congratulations to our secretariat colleague @SaaraMattero who received today @EU_CoR award for "Speaker of the Yea… https://t.co/8yEHvX2fFu

We must remain close partners beyond #Brexit - president Schneider comments @theresa_may announcement its objective… https://t.co/zR2767JpGS

RT @EU_CoR: The secret revealed: 3 themes of 2017 edition of the European Week of Regions&Cities #EUregions https://t.co/sXvXskbZDi

Rapporteur Wagner welcomes #FITUR2017 launch and looks forward to cooperation w/ @UNWTO to push forward growth and… https://t.co/Maq4jRDEWi

President Schneider congratulates @Antonio_Tajani on taking over a Presidency of the @Europarl_EN #WeAreFamily #EPPhttps://t.co/nt5ngPT7VR

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