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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

October 2018

A new deal for Consumers

October 2018

Digital Education Action Plan

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

Fair Taxation

October 2018

Mainstreaming sport into the EU agenda post-2020

October 2018

Proposal for a single-use plastics directive

October 2018

Port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships

Opinions in progress

Creative Europe & New Agenda for Culture

by CoR Rapporteur

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Digital Europe Programme

European Agenda for Research and Innovation

by CoR Rapporteur

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Artificial Intelligence for Europe

Neighbourhood and the world

Tackling online disinformation: a European approach

Road Safety and Automated mobility

Common Provisions Regulation

Regulation establishing the InvestEU programme

by CoR Rapporteur
Konstantinos AGORASTOS

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Single Market Package

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

🏔️Our member @Cattaneo_R at today's #EUSALP Forum representing the region of #Lombardy. Italy, under the coordinati… https://t.co/wKklnhFr8h

Tomorrow, the municipality of Baarle-Nassau, located partially in both 🇳🇱 and 🇧🇪will be the venue for an… https://t.co/dVPpkV1ixg

Today at the European Cultural #Heritage debate with national parliaments #EYCH in the @EPCulture our @EPP_CoR memb… https://t.co/y9PRYjvPcd

🇸🇪 EU membership and its meaning for the Stockholm capital region is the topic of today's #EPPLocalDialogue, starti… https://t.co/jysa9dLoPi

🇸🇪 🇭🇺 🇷🇴 Next week, Stockholm region, the city of Szombathely and the town of Chitila will host an… https://t.co/nGIOfURuY8

"The low-carbon energy shift requires planning,technical support &regional investment to ensure that regional econo… https://t.co/hhfEI1jbQu

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