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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

Data democracy: Opening up government data at the local and regional level

March 2017

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

May 2017

The Future of Cohesion Policy beyond 2020

May 2017

Health in cities: the common good

Opinions in progress

A European strategy for industry: the role and perspective of regional and local authorities

The European Commission Report on Competition Policy 2016

Modernising school and higher education

Digital Single Market: Mid-term review

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

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

A European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility

Territorial classification and typologies

Smart Regulation for SMEs

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

Energy Union governance and clean energy

Reflecting on Europe: the voice of regional and local authorities to rebuild trust in the European Union"

EPP News

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

RT @EU_CoR: Tomorrow's #eulocal event with CoR member #bragançafernandes in Maia (PT) to find solutions w/ citizens for Europe💪 https://t.

#CohesionPolicy helps us counter populism through engagement & investment❣️One of @EU_CoR rapporteur @MSchneiderEPPhttps://t.co/g7MJLiJnch

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