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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

July 2018

Boosting Growth and Cohesion in EU Border Regions

by CoR Rapporteur

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July 2018

Public procurement package

by CoR Rapporteur
Adrian Ovidiu TEBAN

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July 2018

Local and regional incentives to promote healthy and sustainable diets

July 2018

Eastern Partnership deliverables for 2020

July 2018

Unfair trading practices in the food supply chain

Opinions in progress

A new deal for Consumers

Mainstreaming sport into the EU agenda post-2020

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

The Multiannual Financial Framework package for the years 2021-2027

by CoR Rapporteur

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Proposal for a single-use plastics directive

Port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships

Fair Taxation

Artificial Intelligence for Europe

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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Neighbourhood and the world

EPP News

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

RT @EU_CoR: #EURegionsWeek has over 150 Sessions , how to choose between the Talks and Panels happening on the 8 - 11 October 🤔 ? 💡Less t…

.@EPP_CoR rapporteur on #investEU @kostasagorastos Governor of the #region of #Thessaly in #Greece held today very… https://t.co/fHVn5tJ1QG

📢@LindquistPaul member of @EPP_CoR on how to reinforce #cooperation among European #regions and #cities - interview… https://t.co/1Ipm6u2vFu

RT @CoR_President: Pleasure to be with Governor Günther #Platter & members of our @EU_CoR Bureau in #Innsbruck2018: working together across…

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