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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

March 2017

Towards a sustainable EU food policy

March 2017

Integration, cooperation and performance of health systems

by CoR Rapporteur

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Opinions in progress

The European Commission Report on Competition Policy 2016

Territorial classification and typologies

A European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility

The Future of Cohesion Policy beyond 2020

Smart Regulation for SMEs

Health in cities

Energy Union governance and clean energy

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

Managing migration along the Central Mediterranean route

EPP News

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

RT @mattium: Mit dem Europaausschuss des #HLT in #Brüssel. Comittee for European Affairs of the hessian parliament visits Brussels. @Hessen

RT @EU_Regional: #CohesionPolicy = solidarity, economic &social &territorial cohesion > making its benefits more visible to citizens https:…

RT @EU_Regional: EU Budget key achievements of #CohesionPolicy available for every country in each language!... https://t.co/vgwlFYOs5A

#CohesionPolicy is clearly a success story claims 🇲🇹@EU2017MT @EUCouncil🇪🇺 We agree! #FutureCohesion upoming May… https://t.co/Gjuld3XyzF

Looking forward to this event with @EU_CoR rapporteur on #FutureCohesion President Michael Schneider 🇪🇺attending… https://t.co/dsyjuc7UXp

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