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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

Plenary opinions

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

Recently adopted opinions

March 2018

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

March 2018

Mid-term review of the implementation of the European Agenda on Migration

by CoR Rapporteur

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March 2018

Proposal for a Regulation on the European Citizens' Initiative

March 2018

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

March 2018

The cost and risk of non-cohesion

Opinions in progress

Local and regional incentives to promote healthy and sustainable diets

Strengthening European identity through education and culture

Directive on the quality of water intended for human consumption (recast)

The internal market in natural gas

The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund beyond 2020

by CoR Rapporteur

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Public procurement package

by CoR Rapporteur
Adrian Ovidiu TEBAN

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Towards an 8th Environment Action Plan

Boosting Growth and Cohesion in EU Border Regions

by CoR Rapporteur

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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

Trust in #localgov & #EURegions on the rise according to the latest @EurobarometerEU https://t.co/7qPsOWFWuz

Local & regional authorities are well suited to shape and deliver a more prosperous and inclusive Europe. Only by w… https://t.co/Qlm8OqIaZA

RT @WitekStepien: #Stryków przykł. dla #Europy skuteczności #FunduszuSpójności, infrastr., przedsięb., jakość życia mieszkańców #Stryków is…

RT @EU_CoR: VP @mmarkkula⚡️ We need to boost local action, cooperation & investment to deliver the #ParisAgreement. It's high time local &…

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