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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

Demographic Change and Regeneration of Our Societies: from challenges to local and regional opportunities

September 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

July 2017

A European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility

July 2017

Energy Union governance and clean energy

July 2017

Territorial classification and typologies

July 2017

Smart Regulation for SMEs

July 2017

Managing migration along the Central Mediterranean route

Opinions in progress

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

by CoR Rapporteur

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Proposal for a Regulation on the European Citizens' Initiative

The European Commission Report on Competition Policy 2016

Promoting coexistence with conflict species within the framework of the EU Nature Directives

Europe on the Move: promoting seamless mobility solutions

The future of EU finances until 2025

Europe on the Move: labour aspects of the road transport

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

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

EPP News

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

1st @EU_CoR Vice President is taking part now at #JRC @EU_ScienceHub which is celebrating its 60 years🎂 #JRC60https://t.co/7Y7uRV6JrO

RT @Parlimag: Don't miss @dodspeople_eu #EUMoversAndShakers for all the latest news & appointments in the Brussels bubble https://t.co/kekf

1st Vice President of @EU_CoR @mmarkkula addressed closing panel of the Innovation Camp on #Resilience in… https://t.co/KrVSWZCXiP

RT @linaliakou: 1st VP of the @EU_CoR @mmarkkula at the closing panel of the Innovation Camp on #Resilience in #Thessaloniki https://t.co/0

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