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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

Plenary opinions

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

Recently adopted opinions

December 2018

Common Provisions Regulation

December 2018

InvestEU programme

by CoR Rapporteur
Konstantinos AGORASTOS

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December 2018

Single Market Package

December 2018

Neighbourhood and the world

October 2018

Digital Europe Programme

October 2018

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

October 2018

The Multiannual Financial Framework package for the years 2021-2027

by CoR Rapporteur

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October 2018

Proposal for a single-use plastics directive

Opinions in progress

Creative Europe & New Agenda for Culture

by CoR Rapporteur

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European Agenda for Research and Innovation

by CoR Rapporteur

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Artificial Intelligence for Europe

Tackling online disinformation: a European approach

Road Safety and Automated mobility

The digital transformation of health and care

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

The President of Kujawsko-Pomorskie region @LubieTuByc in 🇵🇱, @PiotrCalbecki, EPP-CoR, is organising an… https://t.co/D5755yyFzt

RT @mmarkkula: The recent IPCC report was a wake-up call. Cities show their commitment becoming pioneers. @EU_CoR 30 cases in our brochure…

Today at #COP24Katowice Climate resilient urban infrastructure @SirpaHertell underlined the importance of working t… https://t.co/IZPxXr2jtx

Bilateral meeting at #COP24 between @EPP_CoR member @SirpaHertell and #ThomasBrose executive director of… https://t.co/wxefIS48u0

"Regions and cities are at the heart of Europe" - #Spitzenkandidat @ManfredWeber and @sebastiankurz at today's… https://t.co/Xf2RpY08aV

RT @EU_CoR: Green achievements throughout 🇪🇺 CoR members have tackled #ClimateChange in their #localgov 🏆 🌱💪 @borbolycsaba @NiChiotakis @…

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